Snøhetta and WERK Arkitekter have released visuals of a community centre for water sports on the coast of Esbjerg, Denmark, which will be made from wood.

Named Lanternen, the circular facility is designed by Snøhetta and WERK Arkitekter to evoke “the geometry and craftmanship of boats” in a bid to set it apart from other buildings in the seaport town.

Set for completion in 2021, the building will accommodate multiple water sports clubs, boat storage, training facilities, a large workshop and social spaces.

Snøhetta和WERK Arkitekter發布了位於丹麥埃斯比約(Esbjerg)海岸的水上運動社區中心的視覺效果,該中心將由木材製成。

圓形設施名為Lanternen,由Snøhetta和WERK Arkitekter設計,旨在喚起“船隻的幾何形狀和工藝”,以使其與海港鎮的其他建築物區分開。


“The design developed together with the Danish architecture firm, WERK Arkitekter, pays homage to the maritime tradition,” said Snøhetta.

“The purpose of the design is to develop a building that creates its own unique urban space which stands out from the city behind it.”

“與丹麥建築公司WERK Arkitekter共同開發的設計向海上傳統致敬,”Snøhetta說。


Lanternen was the winning entry of a competition for the facility, and was chosen by the jury for its ambition to “support the community” and combine “innovative architecture with high functionality”.

Once complete, it is hoped to enhance Esbjerg’s connection to the sea, and become a community hub for maritime enthusiasts and the wider community.

Its form was designed by Snøhetta and WERK Arkitekter to be open and inclusive, and will allow visitors to enter from “every angle”.

This feeling of openness will be enhanced by large windows placed all around its exterior that look out over the ocean.



它的形式是由Snøhetta和WERK Arkitekter設計的,具有開放性和包容性,可以使遊客從“各個角度”進入。


The windows are also intended to illuminate the building at night so that it resembles a lantern or lighthouse. This informed the projects’ named, Lanternen, which is Danish for “the lantern”.

“Like a lighthouse, the maritime centre has to face the sea and literally light up. Lanternen will be a new landmark for the Port of Esbjerg,” said WERK Arkitekter.

窗戶還旨在在夜間照亮建築物,使其類似於燈籠或燈塔。 這告知了項目的名稱Lanternen,丹麥語為“燈籠”。

WERK Arkitekter說:“就像燈塔一樣,海事中心必鬚麵對大海並照亮。拉滕滕將成為埃斯比約港的新地標。”

One side of the maritime centre will be punctured by a large staircase that leads up onto a terrace on the first floor.

Sheltered by the building’s circular form, this terrace will form the heart of Lanternen and provide a common space for visitors using the training facilities and the clubrooms positioned around its perimeter.

A second key area, referred to as the studios as “the hall”, will be held ground floor. The hall will host the building’s more practical facilities including a workshop and storage spaces.

It will lead out to the water edge through a large opening in the facade to allow visitors to carry out small boats and canoes, and will be lit by two large voids that puncture the terrace above.



第二個關鍵區域,稱為工作室,稱為“大廳”,將位於底樓。 大廳將容納該建築的更多實用設施,包括車間和儲藏空間。


“Our vision is to create a building where the rational and the poetic meet in a symbiosis,” concluded Thomas Kock, creative director at WERK Arkitekter.

“A symbiosis between the movements of the sea, the migration of light and the low-key and everyday. A symbiosis between spatial experiences and practicality. A symbiosis between the fine and the raw, the social and the sporting.”

Founded in 2989 by Kjetil Trædal Thorsen and Craig Dykers, Snøhetta is an architecture practice with studios in Oslo and New York.

Other waterside buildings designed by the studio include an office that produces twice the amount of energy it uses and Europe’s first underwater restaurant, which was shortlisted in the Interior design category for the Dezeen Awards 2019.

WERK Arkitekter的創意總監Thomas Kock總結道:“我們的願景是在理性和詩意的共生中創造一座建築物。”


Snøhetta由KjetilTrædalThorsen和Craig Dykers於2989年創立,是奧斯陸和紐約工作室的建築事務所。




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