On one unique path, the promenade joins the urban experience and the calmness of the water. Not just man, not only nature, the promenade is a separate layer that collects and connects the different ways of life.
An architectural landmark to connect the new waterfront with the historical city centre. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects, the “Operaen” is located in Copenhagen’s inner harbour and completes the historical axis running from the Marble Church through Amalienborg and right into the Opera’s stage.
A public walkway links and revives marginalised, but surprisingly beautiful sections of foreshore. “We move on from nostalgic visions of place-making and embrace interstitial spaces with relish”. Abundant birdlife and the silky surface of the river can be closely inspected as one walks the gentle arc which links an existing school, playground, major entrainment centre and rowing club. Punctuating the arc are two carefully crafted pavilions which offer shelter, seating and a location to pause and consider the water plane and sky.
The Black Diamond is an extension of the Danish Royal library in Copenaghen, designed by the architects Schmidt in 1999, Hammer and Lassen. The nickname “Black diamond” is due to its shape and material: a sharp prism realized with black marble plates and glass. Broke up with the old library, the new building deeply relates with the waterfront as the façade reflects waves and ruffles.