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ADEPT to create seven new landmarks featuring wooden roof forms in Amager Nature Park

Denmark Architecture News - Jan 14, 2019 - 01:43   796 views

ADEPT to create seven new landmarks featuring wooden roof forms in Amager Nature Park

ADEPT, in collaboration with Møller & Grønborg, SNC-Lavalin Atkins and BARK Rådgivning, has won a competition to design seven new landmarks as part of an ambitious project for Amager Nature Park near Copenhagen City Centre. The large nature reserve will acquire seven new recreational landmarks featuring wooden roof forms.

With the seven new landmarks – three of which consist of iconic main entrances at the edge of the city and four of which are situated at the water’s edge – Amager Nature Park will acquire new recreational destinations that will facilitate a wide range of different nature experiences and outdoor activities. 

ADEPT to create seven new landmarks featuring wooden roof forms in Amager Nature Park

These recreational landmarks will help support a coherent and visually holistic experience of the 35 km2 large nature reserve and contribute to the parks future ambition of becoming an even more popular nature reserve destination than it is already today. 

The project programme for Amager Nature Park is supported by the foundation Nordea-fonden with DKK 55 M and the Danish Outdoor Council's funding programme for outdoor life with DKK 5 M.

ADEPT to create seven new landmarks featuring wooden roof forms in Amager Nature Park

The architectural vision behind the winning proposal is to strengthen Amager Nature Park’s existing expanse of urban nature reserve, while still respecting the history and landscape of the park. 

Each new landmark creates a new destination with new or better possibilities for recreation, nature experiences, peace and contemplation, play and learning – for everyone. With reference to the reserve's existing character, the DNA of the Nature Park, the future landmarks are composed on a simple design vocabulary, which is the foundation of the project. 

ADEPT to create seven new landmarks featuring wooden roof forms in Amager Nature Park

This vocabulary serves as a guideline for building in the landscape, the choice of materials and the dynamic between the protected nature and culture, etc. The seven new landmarks can be further supplemented by a subtle wayfinding system that marks the way in, out and around the nature reserve landscape.

ADEPT to create seven new landmarks featuring wooden roof forms in Amager Nature Park 

As the park covers an extensive and varied area of close to 35 km2, creating coherence throughout the park is both the challenge and the potential in the project.

ADEPT to create seven new landmarks featuring wooden roof forms in Amager Nature Park

The project has a subtle architectural language with identifiable constructions and wooden roof forms, which visibly stand out and invite visitors to stop and engage in various activities – without stealing the focus from the breath-taking nature. Each landmark emphasises a special place in the landscape as well as the contextual qualities and nature found at exactly that place.

ADEPT to create seven new landmarks featuring wooden roof forms in Amager Nature Park

Collectively, each landmark visually borders the huge and varied nature reserve and strengthens the Nature Park with a consistent architectural expression. 

The three new main entrances will be placed at the existing visitor centre Amager Nature Centre, Asger Jorns Allé and the media town, DR Byen, and will help mediate nature and invite the visitors into the nature park. The four future coastal landmarks will strengthen nature experiences and water activities, such as kayaking and bathing.

ADEPT to create seven new landmarks featuring wooden roof forms in Amager Nature Park

ADEPT to create seven new landmarks featuring wooden roof forms in Amager Nature Park

ADEPT to create seven new landmarks featuring wooden roof forms in Amager Nature Park

ADEPT to create seven new landmarks featuring wooden roof forms in Amager Nature Park

ADEPT to create seven new landmarks featuring wooden roof forms in Amager Nature Park

ADEPT to create seven new landmarks featuring wooden roof forms in Amager Nature Park

ADEPT to create seven new landmarks featuring wooden roof forms in Amager Nature Park

Project facts

Size: 35 km2
Client: The Partnership Naturepark Amager: The Danish Nature Agency, Copenhagen Municipality, Tårnby Municipality, Dragør Municipality, and By & Havn.
Client advisor: CFBO and D|K2 Bygherrerådgivning
Team: Møller & Grønborg, ADEPT, SNC-Lavalin Atkins, BARK Rådgivning A/S
Year: 2019 – 2022
Budget: 97 mio dkk. The project is supported by Nordea-fonden and the Danish Outdoor Council

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