Harbour Farm is a highly ambitious port regeneration project orchestrated by communications firm Konvers and Effekt Architects in Copenhagen. It aims to transform polluted waters and under-employed docksides into urban fish farms, where seafood can be bred, harvested and served on site in top class restaurants.
Alongside the farm and food functions there are also plans for recreational activities such as kayaking and swimming and allotment units for individual fish farming. The fully organic, sustainable systems put in place will include a water monitoring laboratory, turbines for generating energy, and a natural waste system that will fertilise local rooftop crops, which then complete the cycle by turning up alongside the homegrown fish, oyster, clams and mussels on the restaurant plates.
Mikkel Bøgh of Effekt Architects says, 'Originally we just wanted to combine local oyster farming with a glass of Champagne, but we realise that the potential stretches way beyond oysters and Champagne'. With the Municipality of Copenhagen on side to start the development of the first model in local waters, excitement at the international scope of the programme is building.