Denmark’s capital wants nine new islands to form a sustainable leisure and tech hub – but not everyone is convinced
In the winter fog and drizzle, it is hard to imagine Køge Bugt beach park packed with families, joggers and swimmers. But in summer this artificial beach is one of Copenhagen’s favourite spots. Backed by scrubby dunes and lagoons teeming with birds, the only thing spoiling the idyll is the power station that looms to the north.
“This view is something that is really part of my childhood,” says Arne Cermak Nielsen.