Wadden Sea Center
(From the architect). Located in the southern part of Jutland, Denmark, The Wadden Sea is Denmark's largest and newest national park and UNESCO appointed World Heritage site.
The building, which was initiated in February 2017, is an interpretation of the local building tradition and the rural farmhouse typology significant in the area.
The center is erected with thatched roofs and facades, hereby underlining the tactile qualities and robustness that can be found in traditional crafts and materials of the region.
"The winning proposal is unique and places focus on the main goal of the Wadden Sea Centre: To create awareness and understanding for the marshland and the Wadden Sea. The architecture is sustainable, visionary and bold and brings forth the center as a didactic information center of the future", says jury member and leader of the center, Klaus Melbye.
Head of the committee, Mayor Johnny Søttrup, elaborates on the winning scheme: "Throughout the evaluation of the architectural proposals, it has been of great importance that the architecture is in harmony with the vast, horizontal landscape of the marsh, as well as being significant and one of a kind”.