The World’s Coolest Public Swimming Pool Will Be in Copenhagen’s Harbor
No matter where you are in Denmark, you’re never more than 30 miles from the sea.
Seaside life is an important part of Danish culture — and something that architects will hope revitalize a disused artificial island in Copenhagen’s harbor.
Visitors to the center will be able to swim in indoor/outdoor pools that terrace down directly to the sea while elevated glass pools will allow visitors to swim through brick pyramids. The mock-ups are a fantastic, almost futuristic look into the elegant potential for public swimming pools. The building will also include spaces for sports and wellness activities.
“Our focus in design is to create an experience, and not just a standalone object, in the form of the landscape, art and architecture that are unified and defined by the water,” the project's lead architect Yuki Ikeguchi, said in a statement. “Our design attempts to soften and dissolve the edge and blur the sense of boundary of the land.”
The architects have not released an expected date of completion for the project.
The project is part of a redevelopment to turn an disused artificial island into a center of culture as Copenhagen expands and revitalizes its waterfront. Christiansholm (known locally as Paper Island) used to be the home of the Danish press. Today, it is a public center where visitors wander through former industrial warehouses that now house street food stalls, event space and an experimental science and technology museum.