Copenhagen Gate, two towers, two bridges project, a project that is nearly eight years in the making, designed by Steven Holl Architects, will finally begin construction next year.
One of the two towers is situated on Copenhagen Harbor’s Langelinie pier, while the other lies on Marmormolen pier.
The architect explains:
The city is working with a new local plan for Steven Holl Architects’ project for two skyscrapers joined by a pedestrian bridge at the entrance to the historic harbor in Copenhagen. The design won the competition in October 2008 by a unanimous decision. Construction has been delayed by the economy, but is planned to start in 2016/17 if rental efforts are progressing satisfactorily. The design was honored by a Progressive Architecture Award in 2010. The competition required a pedestrian bridge 65 m above the harbor (for cruise ship clearance) allowing direct links from Gate L to Gate M and the Nordhavn train station.