Faaborg Harbour Bath, New Fyn Architecture Design

Faaborg Harbour Bath, Fyn Building, JDS Denmark, Danish Public Space Design

Faaborg Harbour Bath, Denmark

New Fyn Architecture Design – Faaborg Harbour Building: Danish Waterfront Landscape

2 Jan 2017

Shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe 2017 Awards

Mies van der Rohe 2017 Award Nominations

Faaborg Harbour Bath Design finalist for European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016 – 7 May 2016
The Jury selected 25 finalists from a total of 276 entries.

18 + 24 Mar 2011

Faaborg Harbour Bath

Location: southwest part of Fyn

JDS + KLAR + CREO WIN FIRST PRIZE FOR THE NEW FAABORG HARBOUR BATH IN FYN, DENMARK

Faaborg Havnebad

JDS Architects together with KLAR, Creo Architects and Sloth-Møller engineers, have won first prize for the new Faaborg Harbour Bath in the south of Fyn, Denmark.

The concept of the bath is based on the idea of creating an open sea bathing area with piers branching out seawards creating swimming areas between them.

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images from architects

The wooden piers form ramps, stairs, sitting opportunities and small pools for children. The Harbour Bath has changing rooms, a sauna and a 300 m² meeting point for boat tourism on land. The Faaborg Harbour Bath will give the town of Faaborg a new public water space which will attract visitors and invite the locals to swim and enjoy water sports.

The new Faaborg Harbour Bath and Blue Base at the southern end of Fyn, is based on the idea of bathing in the sea and close to the elements. The concept of the bath is based on the idea of creating an open sea bathing area with piers branching out seawards creating swimming areas between them.

The various functions define every pier in the bath. This creates a “finger plan” with open basins between four baths bridges of different width and length, where each bridge offers a new way to get in the water on and in which each pool has a specific use. The wooden piers form ramps, stairs, sitting opportunities and small pools for children. The Harbour Bath has changing rooms, a sauna and a 300 m² meeting point for boat tourism on land.

The Faaborg Harbour Bath will give the town of Faaborg a new public water space which will attract visitors and invite the locals to swim and enjoy water sports.

Faaborg Harbour Bath – Building Information

Project Team:
Julien De Smedt, Kristoffer Harling, Henning Stüben
KLAR: Dorte Børresen

PROJECT: Harbour Bath and Blue Base
LOCATION: Faaborg, Denmark
SIZE: 1 600 + 500 sqm
BUDGET: 15 000 000 DKK (2 000 000 EUR)
CLIENT: Faaborg Kommune
COLLABORATORS: KLAR, Creo Arkitekter, Sloth-Møller
TYPE: Invited Competition, 1st Prize
STATUS: In progress

Faaborg Harbour Bath images / information from JDS Architects

JDS Architects

Special thanks goes to Harriet Lomholt-Welch, a regular traveller on the ferry from Faaborg, who assisted in tidying the harbour, Ed.

Website: Faaborg Harbour Bath by JDS


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