Danish Studio Fokstrot Create an Artificial Wooden Island in Copenhagen

 - Mar 16, 2018
References: dezeen
As urbanization, residential buildings and new architectural innovations make for overcrowded and busy cities, Australian architect Marshall Blecher and Danish designer Magnus Maarbjerg seek to reduce metropolitan clutter with a floating event space. The artificial wooden island is occupying the aquatic space in the Dutch harbor and is the first 20 square meter prototype for the Copenhagen Island project.

The artificial floating event space is not nearly sizable enough for big-scale celebrations, galas, lectures and the like. However, the platform is actively being utilized as a resting spot for kayakers and swimmers. Not only that, but the artificial island will host an upcoming "lecture series about the future of harbor cities."

Constructed by hand, the prototype also incorporates a single linden tree that undoubtedly gives it a more approachable and naturalistic aesthetic.