white floats hasle harbour bath for public swimming in bornholm
photo by signe find larsen
all images courtesy of white

 

 

 

the danish island of bornholm, located in the middle of the baltic sea, was once only famous for its fishing industry, but more recently the region has become a burgeoning destination for summer travelers. swedish practice white was commissioned to build a structure that would serve as a local landmark, acting as a catalyst for future activity within the region. entitled ‘hasle harbour bath’, their design is formed of a series of basins protected by granite breakwaters. these angular barriers block specified views and restrict swimming access to the open sea.

white arkitekter hasle harbour bath bornholm denmark designboom
the structure serves as a local landmark, intended to catalyze future activity within the region
photo by signe find larsen

 

 

 

the floating concrete structure features two stair formations, creating staggered seating of varying depths. two diving platforms extend from the main stairway, providing expansive views along the waterfront. a 25 meter ramp connects the building to the landing, where a timber clad hut contains a sauna, washroom and an outdoor changing area. future development of the site is planned, with a series of small wooden decks draping the breakwaters and offering the possibility of more recreational activities.

white arkitekter hasle harbour bath bornholm denmark designboom
the design is formed of a series of basins protected by granite breakwaters
photo by signe find larsen

white arkitekter hasle harbour bath bornholm denmark designboom
a 25 meter ramp connects the building to the landing
photo by signe find larsen

white arkitekter hasle harbour bath bornholm denmark designboom
the timber clad building contains a sauna, washroom and an outdoor changing area
photo by signe find larsen

white arkitekter hasle harbour bath bornholm denmark designboom
the floating concrete structure features two stair formations
photo by signe find larsen

white arkitekter hasle harbour bath bornholm denmark designboom
staggered seating of varying depths allows for a wide range of different uses
photos by signe find larsen

white arkitekter hasle harbour bath bornholm denmark designboom
angular barriers block specified views and restrict swimming access to the open sea
photo by signe find larsen

white arkitekter hasle harbour bath bornholm denmark designboom
the two staggered stairways set against the danish sunset
photo by signe find larsen

 

 

project info:

 

client: bornholm regional municipality
location: bornholm, denmark
area: 500 sqm floating platform, 400 sqm wooden terraces, 60 sqm building
team: fredrik pettersson, mikkel olsen, katrine hvidt, martin münter
photography: signe find larsen