An attraction in Copenhagen’s Harbor is about to make a huge splash. Architecture firm Kengo Kuma & Associates has revealed preliminary drawings of a futurist and luxurious public pool at Copenhagen’s new Waterfront Culture Center. The Japanese firm won the competition to design and build the aquatic center, featuring a myriad of indoor and outdoor pools that cascade down into the awaiting sea. A network of glass pools will be intertwined with brick pyramids that guests can frolick about.
Located on an unused artificial island in Copenhagan’s harbor, the new Waterfront Culture Center will also feature spaces for other activities designed to promote health and physical activity. The center will be the focus of the Christiansholm island, which is aiming to be a central part of the attempt to revitalize Copenhagen’s waterfront and provide more recreational and leisure opportunities for visitors and residents alike. The Waterfront Culture Center will join the island’s retail space, food stalls, and science and technology museum. No opening date has been released for the pool and center yet.
Yuki Ikeguchi, the project’s lead architect, stated that the goal of the center is to honor the rich sea culture of Denmark’s heritage by seamlessly blending the elements of the land into the elements of the water. The purpose of the center is to not create a standalone building but to create a site that is an extension of the water, offering a multi-dimensional experience to all visitors.