AART architects designs accessible sports resort for guests with disabilities
 
AART architects designs accessible sports resort for guests with disabilities
oct 21, 2015

AART architects designs accessible sports resort for guests with disabilities


AART architects designs accessible sports resort for guests with disabilities
photo by kirstine mengel

 

 

 

danish studio AART architects has revealed their extension of a sports and holiday resort specifically designed for people with disabilities. named ‘musholm’, the coastal building is recognized as one of the world’s most accessible facilities, and includes the completion of a multi-purpose hall and 24 holiday homes.

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the holiday resort has been specifically designed for people with disabilities
photo by kirstine mengel

 

 

 

based on close dialogue with current and future users, the danish practice sought to integrate accessibility as a creative element to both encourage and challenge guest athletes. a 100 meter ramp winds its way around the centrally positioned hall, offering a wealth of activity zones that culminate in a viewing room overlooking the sea.

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the coastal building is recognized as one of the world’s most accessible facilities
photo by kirstine mengel

 

 

 

the holiday homes are arranged at the periphery of the circular building, opening out onto the coastal landscape. an engagement with the scenic surroundings is underlined by the consistent use of wood, with larch used across external façades and ash used for internal surfaces.

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accessibility has been integrated as a creative element to both encourage and challenge guest athletes
photo by kirstine mengel

 

 

 

the extension brings to life our vision of enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities on the basis of making room for differences,’ explains anders tyrrestrup, partner at AART architects. ‘we bring new kinds of experiences to musholm – including by challenging the traditional approach to accessible architecture. instead of erasing differences, we make space for a range of experiences, giving any visitor regardless of handicap the opportunity to engage in physical activities and extend their own boundaries.’

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larch wood has been used across external façades
photo by kirstine mengel

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a 100 meter ramp winds its way around the centrally positioned hall
photo by kirstine mengel

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the multi-functional hall provides for a range of activities
photo by jens markus lindhe

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the holiday homes are arranged at the periphery of the circular building
photo by photo by jens markus lindhe

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individual units open out onto the coastal landscape
photo by kirstine mengel

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an engagement with the scenic surroundings is underlined by the consistent use of wood
photo by kirstine mengel

 

 

project info:

 

project: multi-purpose hall and 24 holiday homes for people with disabilities
status: completed: october, 2015
location: korsør, denmark
size: 3,200 sqm
developer: the danish muscular dystrophy foundation
architects: AART architects (main architect) and keinicke & overgaard architects
landscape architect: urbanlab
engineers: MOE and D & N
universal design consultant: karin bendixen
photography: kirstine mengel and jens markus lindhe

 

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