The recently completed Vestre Fjord Park by ADEPT is a recreational learning and experience landscape that generously contributes to the full experience of its unique site by the Danish fjord, the Limfjord. It is the nuanced balance between the natural landscape, the activities and functions and the park’s many daily users that really adds life and local character to Vestre Fjord Park.
The Limfjord itself, the largest fjord landscape in Denmark, is the grand potential of Vestre Fjord Park. Here one finds ‘real’ nature – water, bird life, fish, fields, beach and meadows – that together with a wide variety of physical activities and outdoor facilities create the setting for new active experiences related to both nature and the city.
The vision behind the project is to encourage direct contact to the fjord by establishing better accessibility from land to sea. At the same time, the project aim to strengthen the story of the landscape with a multi-functional building structure that frames the many potential activities on the water. The precise cut between the two water spaces is defined by the isthmus binding together landscape and built structure – exactly where the experiences of fjord, activities and park become one.
The project was completed in collaboration with landscape architects GHB. Vestre Fjord Park is among the three nominees for the Danish Landscape Award 2017 and was recently awarded among the best new buildings in Aalborg.
about the architects
ADEPT is based in Copenhagen and works in the fields of architecture and urbanism with a specific focus on the human scale in cities and buildings. The office was founded in 2006 by Anders Lonka, Martin Laursen and Martin Krogh, that are still in charge of ADEPTs profile.
ADEPT is an office under rapid development. Within recent years ADEPT have completed a large number of projects, among these Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement, the double award-winning common housing project Harbour Houses in Aarhus, DK, and the award winning Dalarna Media Library in Falun, SE.
facts & credits
name: Vestre Fjord Park
team: ADEPT, GHB Landskab, Orbicon, Niras, COWI
location: Aalborg, DK
size: 2.000 m2 / 15 ha
client: Aalborg Municipality