Christensen & Co Architects have designed three sculptural terminal buildings along a 1.1 km long cruise ship pier at Nordhavnen.
The harbour’s unique location, only 4 km from the city center of Copenhagen, and right on the cost of Oresund has made Nordhavnen a central hub for cruise ship traffic in northern Europe.
Use of the terminals are divided in two functions: The terminals will handle ‘turn-around’ cruise ships during the summer time and host concerts, cultural events and exhibitions off-season.
The external roofs of the three terminal buildings have been covered in sedum in order to add to the number of sustainability technology incorporated in the terminals. The local wild life has already moved into the roofs and bugs, birds and butterflies have made a home on the three roofs.
Along the pier we have established a recreational area for the public. Everyone can take a stroll and climb up our watchtower made of old containers, stacked to create a combination of watchtower and a small exhibition space.