These stunning green spaces could soon be a new part of city life.
Copenhagen’s park game is about to go through the roof. Floating parks… yes, floating parks could be on their way to the capital. [Featured Image: Copenhagen Islands]
The “parkipelago” is proposed to be in the city centre, and will be made up of man-made islands resembling parks. Their intended use covers everything from swimming and sunbathing to boating and farming. Festivals and events could even take place on the floating parks.
Floating parks designers Marshall Blecher and Studio Fokstrot claim the islands will create “swim zones, floating saunas, floating gardens, floating mussel farms and a floating sail-in café, all free to be explored by the increasing number of kayaks, sailors, GoBoaters, tourists and fishermen in the harbour.”
A need for more public space, as well as green space and wildlife, emboldened the desire for this project to go ahead. Even the underside of the islands will be a perfect environment for seaweed and molluscs. They have also been designed with environmental challenges and rising sea levels in mind.
There is already one island in place: the CPH-Ø1. This is a simple wooden platform with a tree. Three more are set to accompany it this year.