A peace symbol at the gates of Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen’s harbour, House of Peace will provide a friendly and spectacular welcome. Through its soft ebb and flow, the water will convey peace.
House of Peace will be centrally located in the district of Nordhavn (North Harbour), which is in development as a huge, new urban part of Copenhagen. The cloud-shaped structure will appear as though it were floating between the water and the sky. Erected in the harbour of Copenhagen, the building, with its striking location next to UN City, will be the first sight on approaching Copenhagen’s harbour by sea.
The self-governing institution HOPE has a formal approval of the location from CPH City & Port Development. In the proposal for the local development plan for the North Harbour area, a construction site has been allocated for the HOPE project.
From industry to residential area
Nordhavn is located three kilometres from the centre of Copenhagen and is one of the city’s highest profiled urban development projects. This will be one of the first areas of Copenhagen that visitors will see when entering the capital by sea.
Nordhavn was created by backfillings made during the previous century and up until the 1970s. Serving as a combined port and industrial area, Nordhavn dates back to the previous century.
Urban development will continue to move forward in inner Nordhavn over the next ten to fifteen years. With its 60 acres, it is possible to create 600,000 square meters of floor space. It is anticipated that the district will accommodate approximately 7,500 residents and 12,000 workplaces.
The inner Nordhavn will consist of a series of individual neighbourhoods, of which the Århusgade district, situated farthest to the south, will be implemented first. West and northwest of the Århusgade district there construction sites will be developing in the coming years to accommodate the Metro opening in 2019/2020.
The Århusgade district will be an integrated neighbourhood with a diverse and vibrant urban culture. People from surrounding areas will be attracted by the shopping opportunities and urban areas, which will encourage people to stay and participate in the many activities. The view along the promenade to the sea, Øresund, and Copenhagen Harbour as well as access to both water and recreational facilities will attract visitors, particularly during the summer.
Within the harbour setting, the quayside will provide promenades with footpaths along the water’s edge, so that one can walk all the way around the Århusgade district. To make it possible to get closer to the water, there will be low-lying quays and steps along most of the promenades. A series of recreational structures, “Blue Elements”, will provide space for houseboats, a marina and a harbour bath.
"When we build, let us think that we build forever."
"When HOPE approached CPH City & Port Development many years ago, they had a clear vision of House of Peace as a state of mind. Furthermore, they had a firm belief that the construction in itself should be a work of art.