Taking water sports and coast culture in Denmark to a new level
NORD has designed a new multifunctional building at Nyborg Marina, which will provide water sports in Denmark completely new opportunities. A large water sports facility with multi-purpose basin and partially heated seawater will transform the area at the harbor to a lively destination for water sports with a wide range of water activities like kayaking, water hiking, standup paddling, swimming pools and sunbathing.
The vision of Nyborg Municipality is to create new and attractive maritime facilities for leisure activities, club life and cultures in an open mix that blend with the harbor environment - and where everyone should be welcome. The initiative is supported by the Danish Lokale- og Anlægsfonden, which hereby recognizes the great interest in outdoor water sports in Denmark, and introduces training, teaching and performative facilities which are not found elsewhere in Denmark.
The multifunctional building is a wooden structure placed on a large wooden deck. It is raised above the water surface to protect the building from flooding.
Multipurpose plateaus are placed between the deck and the shoreline and can be used for training, audiences at competitions and shows, or simply for hanging out. The building houses fitness, changing rooms, meeting rooms, workshop, kitchen, sauna and a central multifunctional room etc.
In many ways the facade of the multifunctional building is turned inside out, which provides a fluent flexibility between organized users and public guest, who are invited to use the building. In connection to the changing rooms, covered outdoor showers are available for all bathing guest.
The close connections between outdoor and indoor activities and the life of the in-between space makes the simple wooden structure a robust house, where form, function and construction unify.
NORD Architects / multifunctional building
Hasløv & Kjærgaard / multifunctional basin
Sweco / Engineer