Danish architects 3XN have revealed details of The Blue Planet, the amazing-looking aquarium they will be building in Amager. Their concept is called ‘Whirlpool’ and is inspired by the ‘whirls of the sea, shoals of fish, and swirling starlings turning the sky black’. The aquarium is scheduled to open in 2013.
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Promising renovation plans for Købmagergade and Kultorvet – one of Copenhagen city centre’s least appealing areas – have been finalised. Work on the €15million project will get underway in 2010 and should be completed a couple of years later.
This is really good news for the city. Købmagergade begins by Nørreport station – Copenhagen’s busiest – and takes pedestrians down to the long neglected Kultorvet square and then on to the Round Tower. Tourists disembarking at Nørreport will, in the future, see a dynamic and appealingly designed thoroughfare as they stroll down to Stroget, instead of the shabby and uninspiring mess it is today. Berlingske has some good pictures here.