Copenhagen Harbour Architecture, Danish Dock Buildings, Kongens Enghave Photos, Development

Sydhavn : Copenhagen Harbours, Denmark

Sydhavn – Kongens Enghave, København, Danmark

Emerging Danish dockland architecture in Copenhagen:

South Docks / Sydhavnen

Sydhavn København, Copenhagen docks buildings
photo © Adrian Welch

page updated 4 Sep 2016

Sydhavn København

Many contemporary buildings around Teglværks Havnen

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photos © Adrian Welch

Kongens Enghave (“King’s Meadow Garden”), also known as Sydhavnen (“South Harbour”), is a small waterfront district (far inland from the sea) in southern Copenhagen. The area has historically been one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Copenhagen, dissected by major transport corridors and characterized by social problems as well as industry along the harbour-front.

Teglværks Havnen – Building Poster:
Danish Architecture
photo © Adrian Welch

Since around 2000 the area has undergone a fairly major transformation. While the district in general remains a relatively poor neighbourhood with social challenges, the harbour-front areas of Sluseholmen and Teglholmen have undergone massive redevelopment into new residential neighbourhoods which have been praised for their architecture. A significant cluster of IT and telecommunications companies have also emerged in the area.

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The chimneys of the H.C. Ørsted Værket and edge of Sydhavnen

Danish Architecture
photo © Adrian Welch
Havneholmen Poster

Sluseholmen Copenhagen
Design: Arkitema
Sluseholmen Copenhagen
photo : Klaus Bang
Sluseholmen Copenhagen
The atmosphere varies between an intimate canalside environment and areas characterised by a large scale and open views of the surrounding harbour areas. The houses are frequently located right next to the canals, while bridges, wharfs and waterside steps allow residents to get close to the water surface and dip their toes in the water.

Location: south Copenhagen, Denmark, northern Europe

Copenhagen Dock Buildings

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Sydhavn Buildings Photos © Adrian Welch 2002

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Copenhagen Building News – Selection of key buildings along the waterfront:

Copenhagen Harbour Gateway
Design: Steven Holl Architects, Manhattan, NY, USA
Copenhagen Harbour Gateway
image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Copenhagen Harbour Gateway
The design for the dramatic new harbour entrance to the great city of Copenhagen is based on a concept of two hotel and office towers carrying two bridges at two orientations all connecting back to the unique aspects of the site’s history. The Langelinie site, a berth for ocean ships for decades, is expressed in the Langelinie tower, Gate L, with geometry taken from the site’s shape.

Royal Playhouse
Design: Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter
Royal Playhouse Copenhagen
photo : Jens Lindhe
Royal Playhouse
The oak-clad promenade, a public walk floating on thin columns over the water, gives access to the foyer with its panoramic views of the harbour and historic skyline. The scene building, containing the auditorium and three scenes, echoes the material character of the harbour front with rustic brickwork and copper-clad tower.

Copenhagen Buildings

Buildings / photos for the Sydhavn Copenhagen Docks page welcome