architect_ Olafur Eliasson
location_ Christianshavns Kanal, Copenhagen
construction_ 2015
photography_ Anders Sune Berg
from the architect_

Circular platforms topped by tall masts make up a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists that spans Copenhagen’s Christianshavns Kanal. Thin steel cables extend from the top of the masts – the highest of which rises up twenty-five metres – to the platform’s circular railings. Accessible via ramps at each end, the five steel platforms vary in diameter from ten to fourteen metres and are arranged to create a staggered, zigzag path that inspires uncertainty and pause.
Cirkelbroen is lit at night, and one section rotates to allow large boats to pass into and out of the canal.


Courtesy of Olafur Eliasson.