A characteristic water sports center with a focus on recycling
The new water sports center at Halsskov Ferry Port is the area’s new characteristic landmark and focuses on recycling the port environment’s materials to preserve the place’s raw character.
With its yellow signal color, the new spring tower at the port of Halsskov can be seen from the Great Belt Bridge, and has thus become the area’s new, visible landmark. The characteristic spring tower, which is built of containers, is a central part of the new water sports center and is designed for springs from 4, 8 and 11 meters.
In the work with Halsskov Harbor, emphasis has been placed on preserving the place’s special raw character in both the choice of new materials and the recycling of existing ones. For example, the raw concrete piers have been made visible and fragments of bulwarks and harbor furniture have been preserved. As a recurring theme, the project has tried to recycle as many materials as possible from the previous port – either directly or via upcycling.
Recycling of port environment materials
The area’s barriers and benches thus consist of the former bulwark from the ferry port, while all new wood coverings consist of sawn-off bulwark. The facility buildings, which are built of shipping containers, are in the project clad with heat-treated wood from sustainable forestry, which ensures minimal maintenance. On the energy side, LED lighting has been used to minimize total consumption.
The project also includes a climbing wall on the outside of the pier, three new beach volleyball courts, a vantage point at the outer pier and direct access to the water via ladders, ramps and floating platforms. In addition, a facility building has been established with a toilet, changing room, storage room and outdoor bath in connection with the establishment of a “Blue Flag beach”. The footpaths in the area have also been upgraded and the arrival road and parking area have been renovated.
We have acted as total consultant, architect and landscape architect on the first stage of the water sports center.