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Vestre Fjordpark

Vestre Fjordpark is a recreational learning and experience landscape that with a simple high-quality architectural structure contributes to the full experience of the unique site by the fjord.

The Limfjord itself, the largest fjord landscape in Denmark, is the grand potential of Vestre Fjordpark. Here one finds water, bird life, fish, fields, beach and meadows that together with a wide variety of outdoor facilities frames new experiences close to both nature and the city.

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It is the balance between the natural landscape, the activities and the users that create a new place at Vestre Fjordpark - the parts together becoming more than just a building in a park.

The precise cut between the two water areas is defined by the isthmus binding together landscape and built structure.

Vestre Fjord Park is divided into several smaller areas, each with their own identity and character. The isthmus to the North with both built structure and unspoiled nature along the fjord; the beach around the open air swimming area with sand, water and bathing. The Woods and the Wetlands to the west and south with its dense vegetation close around themselves as a contrast to the open areas of the Wedge and the Plain to the east.

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The multi-functional building structure is located by the promenade, all paths clearly leading here. Vestre Fjord Park is a place where the experiences of fjord, activities and park become one.

At the same time, both building and landscape project aim to strengthen the story of the nature around it with a multi functional approach to physical and social activities.

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Name: Vestre Fjordpark
Type: Competition 1st prize
Program: Public space
Client: Aalborg Municipality
Size: 2.000 m² buildings + 23 ha park
Location: Aalborg DK
Year: 2015-2017
Collaborators: GHB, Orbicon, Niras
Image credits: Rasmus Hjortshøj
Awards: Architizer Awards 2018 + Aalborg Municipality Architecture Awards 2018
Team: Martin Laursen, Martin Krogh, Anders Lonka, Camilla Klingenberg, Jakob Eggen, Tatyana Eneva, Jens Arnar Árnason, Yorick Isnard, Patrycja Pokrzywa