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Copenhagen Has Unveiled Plans For These Amazing Floating Parks — And We Want Them Too

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Copenhagen Has Unveiled Plans For These Amazing Floating Parks — And We Want Them Too

Copenhagen is getting a set of amazing floating parks.

The “parkipelago” is proposed to be in the city center, and will be made up of man-made islands resembling parks. Their intended use covers everything from swimming and sunbathing to boating and farming. Festivals and events could even take place on the floating parks once social-distancing measures are relaxed.

And don’t forget — NYC has its own floating park in the works as well! Though we have to say, Copenhagen’s are a bit more charming.

[Featured Image: Copenhagen Islands]

Photo: Copenhagen Islands

Floating parks designers Marshall Blecher and Studio Fokstrot claim the islands will create “swim zones, floating saunas, floating gardens, floating mussel farms and a floating sail-in café, all free to be explored by the increasing number of kayaks, sailors, GoBoaters, tourists and fishermen in the harbor.”

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A need for more public space, as well as green space and wildlife, emboldened the desire for this project to go ahead. Even the underside of the islands will be a perfect environment for seaweed and mollusks. They have also been designed with environmental challenges and rising sea levels in mind.

Photo: Copenhagen Islands

There is already one island in place: the CPH-Ø1. This is a simple wooden platform with a tree. Three more are set to accompany it this year.

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