arcgency proposes undulating museum for wadden sea competition
 
arcgency proposes undulating museum for wadden sea competition arcgency proposes undulating museum for wadden sea competition
nov 18, 2014

arcgency proposes undulating museum for wadden sea competition

arcgency proposes undulating museum for wadden sea competition
all images courtesy of arcgency

 

 

 

for the wadden sea competition, arcgency has proposed a museum whose form is meant to distinguish itself from the context. when seen from afar, the soft curves of the thatched roof reveal its significance, paying homage to the beautiful landscape on the western coast of denmark. the colors of the house compliment the surrounding flora, and the tall thatching on the roof refers to the traditional building techniques of the region.


visualization of the arrival

 

 

 

underneath the roof is a collection of galleries dedicated to the natural life of the nearby body of water. the program is an extension of an existing farmhouse. in order to create a natural flow through the exhibitions, the addition extrudes the façade of the current structure and wraps it around a core that pierces through the top of the enclosure, letting in daylight from above. rounded walls create intriguing spaces and allow the visitor to completely emerge into the aquatic world below.

arcgency museum wadden sea competition denmark
the interior courtyard

arcgency museum wadden sea competition denmark
formal diagrams

arcgency museum wadden sea competition denmark
plan

arcgency museum wadden sea competition denmark
digram of the core

arcgency museum wadden sea competition denmark
axonometric drawing

arcgency museum wadden sea competition denmark
sections and elevations

 

 

project info:

 

program: museum
area: 2,221 m2
location: wadden sea, denmark
date: 2014
architects: jørgen overby and claus nielsen of arcgency

 

 

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