The harbor bath folds itself around a protective inner, while the external part opens up towards the surrounding nature.
Frederikssund Harbor Bath
The circular harbor bath in Frederikssund, north of Copenhagen, has an inherent peaceful poetry that connects the architecture with the serene natural surroundings. The facility is designed as a multifunctional landscape of possibilities, providing the city with an epicenter for activities by the fjord all year round. Based on the simple but effective geometry of the circle, the harbor bath folds itself around a protective inner, while the external part opens up towards the surrounding nature. Inside the circle, the microclimate is designed so that guests can always find a place in the sun and shelter from the wind. Here a large pool for swimming, a shallow pool for children and several smaller basins for education about plants and wild life, offers a wealth experiences for old and young. At the outer rim, guest can go for a swim in the fjord followed by a visit to the sauna, while enjoying the panoramic view of the sunset. The harbor baths fossilized wooden construction will age gracefully and give the harbor bath a soft silvery hue, at the same time the resilient material ensures that the harbor bath will not rot or deteriorate.
“It’s going to be a beautiful Harbor Bath that solves the functions, which Frederikssund’s New board of Initiative and Frederikssund Municipality have requested for a harbor bath. It is well adapted to nature and the surrounding area, it provides an optimal setting for winter bathing and it gives the city a new meeting spot and landmark” – Says Mayor of Frederikssund Municipality, John Schmidt Andersen.
How the project addresses the Sustainable Development Goals
In the project we have worked with issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the project was not designed to address the global goals. We have worked with issues related to: SDG 3: Good Health and well-being, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 14: Life below water and SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals.