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Danish firm COBE has released images of their proposed aquatic center in Copenhagen Harbor, a scheme entered for a design competition which was won by Kengo Kuma. The proposal, designed in collaboration with Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG), formed part of COBE’s competition-winning masterplan for Paper Island, which was chosen for development in 2016. The COBE proposal for the aquatic center, named “The Waterfall,” consists of a large public hall containing a range of aquatic facilities connected by a “continuous cascading flow of waterfalls.” The profile of the center adheres to the distinctive roof motif of the Paper Island masterplan, with large sloping surfaces and gables orientated towards the harbor waterfront, and a twisted form addressing both the harbor and surrounding public space. With a simple gesture of twisting the top, the aquatics center addresses both the harbor and the inner courtyard on Paper Island, becoming a part of the informal, vivid public life on the island as well as placing it amongst some of the most important cultural institutions along the harbor front of Copenhagen. - COBE View more View full description
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