The craze for harbour baths in Denmark continues, with CF Møller set to build a trio of floating classrooms to provide "aqua learning" and water sports training for the new Copenhagen International School.
CF Møller Landscape, an offshoot of the Scandinavian architecture firm, won a competition to design the Nordhavn Islands, envisioned as a hub for outdoor learning and water-themed activities.
Building on the success of existing harbour developments in Denmark ? including the now well-known Copenhagen Harbour Bath by Bjarke Ingels and Julien De Smedt ? the trio of islands is intended to function as a centre for the surrounding community.
They will offer activities to students and local residents in all weathers, from kayaking and boating to sunbathing or fishing.
"Our proposal really embraces the union of water and nature at eye level," explained Lasse Palm, head of CF Møller Landscape.
"The project has tremendous potential as a community generator which, with the water encouraging activity and as a social trigger, will bring life and atmosphere to the area, and thus link the new school with the city and the city with the water."
Proposed aerial view ? click for larger image
Each of the circular decks will have its own characteristics. The Reef will form both a teaching centre and a hub for quayside events, The Lagoon will provide an arena for water sports, and The Sun Bath will have a bathing area for swimming lessons and a sauna.
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Copenhagen already has numerous recreational bathing facilities along its harbour front, built to offer an alternative to the city's beaches. It recently opened another one by Julien De Smedt ? a new pier made up of undulating bridges and promenades.
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To help the Nordhavn Islands stand apart, the designers hope to make them more "rugged in ...