Wadden Sea Centre in Vester Vedsted

Wadden Sea Centre in Vester Vedsted, Danish Architecture, Images, Architect, Competition Winner

Wadden Sea Centre

Visitors Attraction, Jutland, Denmark – design by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

6 Feb 2017
The Danish Wadden Sea Centre
Architects: Dorte Mandrup

Location: Ribe, Denmark

Danish Wadden Sea Centre

13 Nov 2014

Wadden Sea Centre in Vester Vedsted

Location: Vester Vedsted, Denmark

Design: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Vadehavscentret

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter wins the competition for the Wadden Sea Centre in UNESCO – World Heritage Area

Wadden Sea Centre

”We are very grateful to be given the chance to create the architectural framework for the Wadden Sea Centre. It has been essential to create a building complex that relates specifically to the particular landscape and at the same time carry traditional building techniques into a contemporary expression. Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter always seeks to enhance and utilize the inherent characteristics of the specific site. We hope that we will accomplish adding value and unique qualities to the local area by creating a robust and beautiful building that will inspire and encourage the exploration of the region”
says Dorte Mandrup.

Wadden Sea Centre and the city of Esbjerg now announce the proposal by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter as the winning scheme for the extension and refurbishment of the Wadden Sea Centre in Vester Vedsted. Located in the southern part of Jutland; Denmark.

Wadden Sea Centre

The Wadden Sea is Denmark’s largest National park and appointed World Heritage by UNESCO.

”The winning proposal is unique and places focus on the main goal of the Wadden Sea Centre: To create awareness and understanding for the marshland and the Wadden Sea. The architecture is sustainable, visionary and bold and brings forth the Centre as an didactic information centre of the future“ says jury member and leader of the Centre Klaus Melbye.

Head of committee – Mayor Johnny Søttrup elaborates on the winning scheme:
“Throughout the evaluation of the architectural proposals, It has been of great importance that the architecture is in harmony with the vast, horizontal landscape of the marsh as well as being significant and one of a kind”.

The proposal by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter is an interpretation of the local building tradition and the rural farmhouse typology, which is significant in the area.

The buildings will be erected with thatched roofs and facades. The proposal herby underlines the tactile qualities and robustness that can be found in traditional crafts and the materials of the region.

The New Wadden Sea Centre is made possible through collaboration between the city of Esberg, Realdania, The foundation of A.P Moeller, Arbejdsmarkedets Feriefond, Friluftsraadet – The Danish Outdoor Council, The foundation of Louis Petersens and The foundation of Augustinus.

Wadden Sea Centre

Wadden Sea Centre in Vester Vedsted – Building Information

The centre is expected to be completed by July 2016
The new extension is approx. 1000 sqm, additional buildings for educational purposes are of an area of approx600 sqm.
The project team consists of main consultant: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter,
A/S Marianne Levinsen Landscape and engineers Steensen & Varming and Anders Christensen Aps.

Wadden Sea Centre

Wadden Sea Centre in Vester Vedsted images / information from Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter


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Wadden Sea Centre in Vester Vedsted Building, Jutland

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