The COBE proposal for the aquatic center, named “The Waterfall,” consists of a large public hall containing a range of aquatic facilities connected by a “continuous cascading flow of waterfalls.” The profile of the center adheres to the distinctive roof motif of the Paper Island masterplan, with large sloping surfaces and gables orientated towards the harbor waterfront, and a twisted form addressing both the harbor and surrounding public space.
With a simple gesture of twisting the top, the aquatics center addresses both the harbor and the inner courtyard on Paper Island, becoming a part of the informal, vivid public life on the island as well as placing it amongst some of the most important cultural institutions along the harbor front of Copenhagen. – COBE
Kengo Kuma & Associates, led by Yuki Ikeguchi partner in charge, have recently won a competition to design a new waterfront cultural centre as part of the masterplan for Copenhagen’s Paper Island. The unique cone shaped form will combine facilities for sports associations, harbour baths and an indoor/outdoor pool along the edge of the main canal.
COBE has been announced as winner of an international competition to masterplan Christiansholm island (also known as Paper Island) in Copenhagen ‘s inner harbor. COBE’s plan calls to replace the artificial island’s existing warehouses with new “Copenhagen Halls” that are topped with housing and commercial space, and anchored by “informal, public functions,” such as event, gallery and swimming halls.