Esther XIE



Fall 2017

DIS urban design program

The city of Copenhagen has planned Nordhavn as a main place to accommodate its fast increasing population. Once a 270,000 m2 shipping harbour, Nordhavn will transform into a vibrant city district. This masterplan looks into the future of Nordhavn as an active addition embracing all kinds of residents. Various public spaces are created for entertaining residents onsite as well as people from other parts of the city. A 2.2km fitness loop, connecting all the attractions, serves as an exercise space for residents and visitors. Close to the ocean, Nordhavn will become a blue commons for the city Copenhagen.

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