The harbor has been a zone free from aesthetics and safe from the
The disappearance of the harbor industries has created great expectations
for the return of urban life to the water.
The recent development of the harbor has failed to meet these expectations
and has turned hopes into disappointments.
We believe this crisis to be the symptom of a more fundamental problem,
which Copenhagen shares with most postindustrial cities in the world;
the inevitable loss of freedom that occurs when the dynamic condition
of moving cranes and ships is replaced by static architectural composition.
In our love of the historical center with its human scale, well-defined
streets and coherent architecture, we seek to replicate it on the
waterfront. In doing so we miss out on the harbors untested potential
for urban life.
The harbor is an area where processes of production and logistics
have created and recreated ever-new configurations in the urban space.
Rather than conceiving the theatre as part of the replacement of harbor
with urban tissue - we seek to exploit that potential.