Over my Christmas break I went exploring Nordhavn, Copenhagen’s new neighborhood, with my lovely friend Lotta.
We are both interested in architecture but neither of us had actually ever been to Nordhavn after they started building residential apartments. So after countless times looking over the neighborhood from the train we decided to go take a look.
We started by getting coffee at a nice little café
It had been a while since Lotta and I last hung out, so we started with a cup of tea and a much needed catch -up! The café is called Coffee’n’Candy and it has a really nice vibe. Sort of a industrial meets new clean design kind of style. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures from there so you’ll have to see for yourselves next time you are around copenhagen.
A neighborhood still trying to settle in
Most of Nordhavn is still rather new and a lot of the apartments are still empty. It’s a shame because it makes the whole promenade feel a bit abandoned. Most of the apartments have floor-to-celling-windows and I personally have and issue with that kind of windows (to me it feels like my life becomes an exhibition, everybody can peak in and see all my mess. WHY?!) so the apartments have a great light and view.
A mix of new and old
A lot of Nordhavn was torn down when the new neighborhood was planned, therefor a lot of the buildings there are of cause new.
But a few remarkable buildings have been given a new life. The Silo and the Portland Towers are the most visible and most known. Both seem to be very succesful, I haven’t been inside either, but I think they are succesful seen in relationship to the rest of Nordhavn. My favorite however is the low building in the picture above. I have a soft spot for buildings working with wood and the “classic” house shape.
Those were some of my thoughts on Nordhavn. I think it will be a really nice and vibrant place once the construction is done and the apartments sold.
I’ll have to go back in the summer and see how much it will have evolved.