The master plan for Aalborg Waterfront links the city's medieval centre with the adjacent fjord, which has previously been difficult for citizens to access due to the industrial harbour and the associated heavy traffic.
The qualities of the approximately one-kilometre stretch of quayside are emphasised with a boulevard to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians.
At the same time, Aalborg will receive a harbour promenade with steps and recessed terraces, allowing people to get close to the water. Various kinds of urban garden will facilitate activities such as markets, ball games and sun-bathing.
The medieval Aalborg Castle will once again become the harbour's centrepiece through the establishment of an extensive green area to frame the historic embankments.
The materials chosen are as raw as the fjord itself, including asphalt, steel, concrete and wood, while at the same time containing subtle references to the sea through wavy pavement patterns - a reference to the Copacabana.