Wadden Sea Centre Opens

HRH Prince Joachim attended the official opening ceremony of the new Wadden Sea Centre on Thursday 2 February following the complete transformation of the site which aims to create awareness of the unique UNESCO-listed marshland and Denmark’s largest national park. The new building reflects regional materials and traditional craftsmanship with thatched roofs and facades, designed by Dorte Mandrup.

Based on the visitor experience and interaction with the site, our solutions encompassing sustainable design, mechanical and electrical services assist in creating an inspiring, comfortable environment with high energy efficiency. Initiatives have been developed and implemented in full integration with the existing building and the new development, making use of passive properties and local sustainable materials, supporting the architectural vision.

Absalon Wins ‘Little Arne’

“It has put the ‘community’ back on the agenda at a time where more and more people decide to live alone and new family forms are emerging. It’s a generous project to the enjoyment of the city residents – a new meeting place where people can meet their neighbours, hang out with friends, eat dinner, play sports or work.”

Such were the jury’s reasons for awarding Absalon this year’s ‘Little Arne’ at the 10th annual ’Arne Awards’ by the Danish Association of Architects.

‘Little Arne’ is awarded to innovative projects and initiatives that have created debate or made a difference to the industry.

Read more on Absalon and our involvement here