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.

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

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