In the western part of Ribersborgsstranden shore, Ribersborgsstigen path is accessible to all vehicles. Here anyone can turn off of the main road and continue straight towards the horizon down to the shore. A marine educational center finds its place here, where city and landscape meet.
The marine educational center stretches out along Ribersborgsstranden. A concrete floor is laid out level with the sand. Sand from the shore is mixed into the concrete to give it the same color and reflecting qualities as the sand itself. From the floor a constellation of solid volumes rise up to lift the room underneath the massive, reed-covered roof just above the horizon.
The interstitial spaces created between the floor, the roof and the volumes open onto the surrounding nature, transmit light and provide visibility through towards the horizon. The activity of the marine educational center unfold for anyone who dwells on the shore, while at the same time this activity frames the environment it is there to explore.
Open, flexible and durable rooms for activities as well as sheltered outside spaces for both rest and learning are provided by the interstitial spaces between the massive volumes, while the volumes themselves house functions such as workshops and dressing rooms inside them. A third room typology is created by carving out smaller spaces from the concrete volumes, which open up towards the floating space around. These secluded nooks are clad with wood and through their scale and materiality they provide places of rest where the body can sit back and contemplate the surrounding landscape.
Area: 700 kvm