Blåvand Lakolk; a temporary pavilion at Blåvandshuk Strand, as part of the Wadden Tide Biennale. The intention with the pavilion was to create a place where a bodily experience stages the landscape, while at the same time recalling a vanished piece of local history.
Wadden Sea area has a distinctive landscape, with slow moving sand dunes next to the beach with tidal flats. Here the weather is changeable; the wind and tide quickly alter the experience of the place. The UNESCO world heritage “Wadden Sea” begins at Blåvands Huk Lighthouse and continues along the coast all the way to the Netherlands.
The inspiration for the project Blåvand Lakolk was found in this characteristic landscape at Blåvands Huk, and in the tale about Nordseebad Lakolk, a health resort that arose on the island of Rømø around year 1900. Lakolk was part of a larger plan by the visionary pastor Jacobsen, who wanted to create a health resort for well being.
Under the lead of Jacobsen, a village of summer- and bathhouses were constructed. The houses all had characteristic wooden ornaments and were rised on wooden pillars above the dune landscape, connected by elevated walkways.
Blåvand Lakolk was designed to experience the special atmosphere of Blåvand; When stepping from the height of the sand dunes on to the wooden walkway, leading to a small intimate space, raised above the beach. Here you can seek shelter from the harsh weather or simply just contemplate on the view of the horizon.
The intention with Blåvand Lakolk was to create a place where a bodily experience stages the landscape, while at the same time recalling a vanished piece of local history.
The danish/swedish Studio Friis Ingemansson works with architecture- and exhibition projects, with a special focus on materials and the relation between building and landscape.