Lonely Planet Writer

Redevelopment planned for Copenhagen's Christiansholm

Christiansholm in Copenhagen, also known as Paper Island (Papirøen), is to be given a billion kroner (US$140 million) makeover.

The street food market on Copenhagen's Paper Island.
The street food market on Copenhagen’s Paper Island. Image by Bex Walton / CC BY-SA 2.0

The island was given its nickname owing to the huge warehouses which used to house paper for the Danish press but, in recent years, Christiansholm has become a hotbed for cultural activities and various creative industries. Now the architectural firm Cobe plans to transform the area into an attractive place to visit, live and work, with a series of public halls and spaces, in addition to housing. The project is due to get underway in 2018, with completion slated for 2020. Read more: thelocal.dk