Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter was recently appointed to design the Wadden Sea Centre for the city of Esbjerg. The Centre will be built at the Wadden Sea, which is Denmark's largest national park and a UNESCO-appointed World Heritage site.
Other previous competition wins from Dorte Mandrup include the Aarhus Harbor tower landmark and the University of Lund's School of Economics + Management in Sweden.
Check out their Wadden Sea Centre proposal below.
"The proposal by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter is an interpretation of the local building tradition and the rural farmhouse typology, which is significant in the area."
"The buildings will be erected with thatched roofs and facades. The proposal herby underlines the tactile qualities and robustness that can be found in traditional crafts and the materials of the region."
"'The winning proposal is unique and places focus on the main goal of the Wadden Sea Centre: To create awareness and understanding for the marshland and the Wadden Sea. The architecture is sustainable, visionary and bold and brings forth the Centre as a didactic information centre of the future' says jury member and leader of the Centre Klaus Melbye.
'It has been essential to create a building complex that relates specifically to the particular landscape and at the same time carry traditional building techniques into a contemporary expression,' Dorte Mandrup states."
"The center is expected to be completed by July 2016. The new extension is approx. 1000 sq m, additional buildings for educational purposes are of an area of approx. 600 sq m."
Project team consists of: main consultant Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, A/S, Marianne Levinsen Landscape, and engineers Steensen & Varming and Anders Christensen Aps.
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