Islands Brygge is a waterfront stretch in the south district Amager Vest in central Copenhagen, Denmark. The area has undergone since the start of the millennium a massive modernisation process and is noted nowadays as one of the most popular city parts. Many new residential and office building complexes, pedestrian and bicycle bridges were built and added to the old cityscape of industrial and dockland structures and houses from the beginning of the 19th century.
In the summertime, one of the most favourable places for Copenhagener's is the harbour waterfront district of residential area Islands Brygge. Popular between the Danish people is to go boating or simply swimming and sunbathing. This neighbourhood is much under redevelopment and known for modern architecture.
Islands Brygge can be best explored with a bicycle. There are many bicycle bridges that are built over canals connecting Islands Brygge with nearby districts.
There are multiple commuting options available how the get smoothly through the district of Islands Brygge. Copenhagen's city ferries are one of the popular options, especially for tourists. Otherwise, Copenhagener's prefer the many bicycle bridges that can bring you fastest to any destination between the south and the central part of the city.
The modern building known as Frøsilo in the background was designed by Dutch MVRDV architects office.
Brygge Bridge opened in 2006 to the public and was the first bridge reserved for cyclists and pedestrians only. The bridge connects Islands Brygge with Vesterbro and is one of the greatest shortcuts between these two city districts.
Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects finished the Havneholmen residential building in 2008. The European awarded housing complex stands out in its appearance for varying building heights of the apartments and the visual tone.
The harbour front area at Islands Brygge is during summertime one of the most popular party zones in Copenhagen.