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New project to generate culture by the waterfront

Kvæsthus Square to be transformed into a hub of culture

October 14th, 2014 9:05 am| by Christian W

The Kvæsthus Project currently being built at the waterfront by the actors' house Skuespilhuset may look like a massive construction pit at the moment, but that will change in the near future.

The project – which is expected to be finished by late summer next year – will house 500 parking spaces underground and be teeming with outdoor culture on the surface.

“The public is already present there and Ofelia Beach is used often,” Ole Bach, the head of the Kvæsthus Project, told Metroxpress newspaper.

“But we want to give the citizens a better framework to enjoy culture. We think that it's a rather unique place, because there are no other places where you can have these experiences so close to the water's edge.”

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Connecting the Opera House
Despite the concrete layer being built on Kvæsthus Square, it doesn't mean there won't be any more beach volleyball, football on big screens and enjoyment of cold drinks in the sand.

Bach maintained that sand can still be placed on top of the area, as can grass for football. He also hoped that events could be established in co-operation with Skuespilhuset.

Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, which have designed the Kvæsthus Project, revealed the Culture Ministry has long-term plans to establish a connection across the harbour between Skuespilhuset and the Opera House.