The harbor bath folds itself around a protective inner, while the external part opens up towards the surrounding nature.

Frederikssund Harbor Bath

Peaceful poetry

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.

ClientFrederikssund Municipality
Area500 m²
Year2019
LocationFrederikssund, DK
CollaboratorsMarianne Levinsen Landscape, MOE engineers
ImagesChristensen & Co. Architects
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