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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Harbour Bath and Blue Base in Faaborg, Denmark by JDS Architects + KLAR + Creo Architects

 
June 15th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: JDS Architects + KLAR + Creo Architects

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.

Aerial view (Images Courtesy JDS Architects)

  • ARCHITECT: JDS Architects + KLAR + Creo Architects
  • PROJECT: Harbour Bath and Blue Base
  • LOCATION: Faaborg, Denmark
  • SIZE: 1 600 + 500 m2
  • PHOTO CREDITS: JDS Architects

Eyelevel view (Images Courtesy JDS Architects)

  • 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
  • PROJECT TEAM: Julien De Smedt, Kristoffer Harling, Henning Stüben, KLAR – Dorte Børresen

Overall view (Images Courtesy JDS Architects)

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.

 

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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.

 

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