The Blue Planet
Kastrup (Kopenhagen), Jacob Fortlingsvej 1
A few months ago we planned a trip to Copenhagen. Already when approaching the city by plane I was happy that the weather was nice and clear. I saw the rotated tower of Calatrava in Malmö and also the building of The Blue Planet, because it is close to the airport. It is inspired by the endless movement of the water. Its place by the sea is even more symbolic. The facade is made up of triangular panels, such as the sides of a diamond. Just as water changes color and view through the landscape and weather, so does this building. Different routes would be possible in the building, so that there are no traffic jams for certain aquariums. We have not been inside ourselves, we thought it was a slightly too high entrance fee.
The architecture firm 3XN has its headquarters in Copenhagen, so it was a sort of home match. The first name was Nielsen, Nielsen & Nielsen, after that it became short and powerful 3 x N. They also designed the music center on the IJ in Amsterdam a little closer to my home. In Copenhagen there are many new buildings from them, including the Bella Sky Hotel, more about that later. This hotel is fairly close to the apartment buildings of BIG.
The Blue Planet
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