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Midsummer in Copenhagen

Last month I was back in Copenhagen for a few weeks enjoying celebrating Midsummer or St Hans day as it's called and photographing some interesting projects. It was great to see a lot of construction being undertaken within the city centre. One project by Olafur Eliasson a Danish-Icelandic artist, is a new pedestrian and cycle bridge called Cirkelbroen which spans Christianshavn Canal and will connect the Christiansbro area with Applebys Plads. The bridge consists of five staggered circular platforms of various sizes, each with its own mast which relates to the areas canal history. The bridge will offically open on 22nd August.

The Bryghus designed by OMA construction was also well underway and is due to open in 2017. It is a multi purpose building that will house the Danish Architecture Centre, restaurants, homes, offices and playgrounds. It is situated on the harbour front close to Langebro and just up from the Black Diamond. I'm looking forward to going back and photographing these projects once they are finished.

The first project I photographed was Cykelslangen by danish architects Dissing + Weitling which is an elevated cycle path connecting Vesterbro with Islands Brygge. It wasn't open when I was last in the city so I was glad to have the opportunity to photograph it now it's in use. It's a great cycle path that winds over the inner harbour and looks even better at night.

You can view all the images from this project on my website.

I also photographed the beautiful Kastrup Søbad which is an open air pool in the sea, designed by White Architects in 2005. It is a circular shape, gradually elevating above the sea surface, and ending in a 5m diving platform. It is reached by a wooden pier and is open all year long. It is a fantastic construction which sits so well in it's environment and creates a cozy enclave for the swimmers which protects them against the wind.

The whole project can be viewed here.


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