danish architecture firm ADEPT has completed ‘vestre fjord park’, a recreational learning and experience landscape in aalborg, denmark. the park is intended to contribute to the ecological landscape of the limfjord, the country’s largest fjord landscape, offering a rich environment where water, bird life, fish, fields, beach and meadows unite with the city.

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all images by rasmus hjortshøj

 

 

ADEPT designed the site to facilitate new active experiences related to both nature and the city. the vision behind the project was to encourage direct contact with the fjord by establishing better accessibility from land to sea. at the same time, the project aims to create a dynamic program with a multi-functional building structure that frames many potential activities. the precise cut between the two water spaces is defined by the isthmus, binding together landscape and built structure — exactly where the experiences of fjord, activities and park become one.

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the recreational landscape amplifies the use of the fjord

 

 

the project — which was completed in collaboration with landscape architecture firm GHB — is one of three nominees for the danish landscape award in 2017, and was recently listed as one of the best new buildings in aalborg.

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the unique site of denmark’s largest fjord provides a rich natural environment

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different water activities are facilitated by the design

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the educational center serves as a major public plaza

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the site facilitates engagement for users of various ages 

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multiple levels allow for distinct experiences of the ecological site 

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the building frames views of the fjord in new and surprising ways 

adept vestre fjord park
the vision behind the project was to encourage direct contact with the fjord

adept vestre fjord park
the project was completed in collaboration with landscape architects GHB

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the park is among three nominees for the danish landscape award in 2017

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here one finds ‘real’ nature — water, bird life, fish, fields, beach and meadows

 

 

project info: 

name: vestre fjord park
year: 2017
location: aalborg, denmark
size: 2,000 sqm / 15 ha
team: ADEPT, GHP landskab, orbicon, niras, cowi
client: aalborg municipality

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