Educating for Climate Change

Learning Landscape – where landscape

and building become one in Malmo


In the learning landscape, users will find floating laboratories on small removable pontoons, teaching signs on the seabed and underwater sea binoculars to name a few. Inside the centre, guests are able to study the buildings technical installations and the role that the architecture plays as part of the areas resource cycle. Water handling, energy consumption and ventilation are all on display and work as a key part of the learning experience.

The centre was designed to be highly flexible, allowing the built organisation and allocated functions to adapt over time with the emergence of new technologies and changing needs.

With the changing climate, rising oceans and increased severity of cloudbursts, there is a need more than ever to understand the profound influence that marine life and the oceans have on our lives

In 2014 NORD Architects Copenhagen won the competition for a new Marine Education Centre in Malmo Sweden. With a subtle and iconic proposal, the new centre blurs the distinction between architecture and landscape.

The innovative proposal combines the architecture and landscape; creating an engaging learning landscape. The indoor and outdoor spaces merge together under a large roof, encouraging visitors to dive into a multitude of educational activities with a principle focus on marine life.

We work for a green future 

Construction costs

Malmö, Sweden
Malmö Municipality
Learning facility for marine biology
22 mill SEK
700 m2 building, 3000 m2 landscape
Sweco Malmö, The Oresund
Environmental School

NORD Architects A/S  - Hejrevej 37, 2. - 2400 Copenhagen NV Denmark  +45 3369 0908