sweco architects' water sports center in denmark is built using recycled containers
 

sweco architects' water sports center in denmark is built using recycled containers

sweco architects is the design team responsible for the first stage of the new water sports center in halsskov, denmark. the project is an architectural intervention that will ensure accessibility to the water and water sports activities at the old ferry port.

sweco architects' water sports center in denmark is built using recycled containers
all images © mads fredrik 

 

 

danish based firm sweco architects‘ diving tower is the region’s visible marker. the tower is designed for a jump from 4, 8 and 11 meters and has a distinctive yellow signal color that can be seen from the great belt bridge. the structure is made of three stacked containers, that turn gradually to generate an interesting interaction between activity, shadows and volumes.

sweco architects' water sports center in denmark is built using recycled containers
sweco architects designs the first stage of the new water sports center in halsskov

 

 

as a continuous theme, sweco architects’ ‘water sports center halsskov’ project recycles as many materials as possible from the former port, either directly or through upcycling. the precinct’s boundaries and benches consist of the former bulwarks from the ferry port, while new wooden decks consist of sawn bulwark. the facility buildings, also built by containers, are covered with heat treated wood from sustainable forestry that ensures minimal maintenance. on the energy-related side of the project, LED lighting is used to minimize total consumption.

sweco architects' water sports center in denmark is built using recycled containers
the facility buildings are built using containers

sweco architects' water sports center in denmark is built using recycled containers
furthermore, they’re covered with heat treated wood from sustainable forestry that ensures minimal maintenance

sweco architects' water sports center in denmark is built using recycled containers
sweco architects’ diving tower is the region’s visible marker

sweco architects' water sports center in denmark is built using recycled containers
the structure is made of three stacked containers

sweco architects' water sports center in denmark is built using recycled containers
the stacked containers gradually turn

sweco architects' water sports center in denmark is built using recycled containers
the diving tower generates an interesting interaction between activity, shadows and volumes

sweco architects' water sports center in denmark is built using recycled containers
the tower is designed for a jump from 4, 8 and 11 meters high

sweco architects' water sports center in denmark is built using recycled containers
it has a distinctive yellow signal color that can be seen from the great belt bridge

sweco architects' water sports center in denmark is built using recycled containers
master plan of the water sports center

sweco architects' water sports center in denmark is built using recycled containers
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edited by: apostolos costarangos | designboom

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