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]
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.”
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.
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.