With the opening of the new bathing house, the waterfront of Foborg, a town on the island of Funen, is finally working as a recreational area suitable also for social events.
The new structure, located on the border of land and sea, is deeply embedded in both environments and became a means of uniting them, involving the city in active interaction with the sea. At the same time, the building offers a variety of leisure opportunities for completely different "users". There is an area where little ones, older children and young people can frolic, but there is also a place for calm contemplation of the Foborg Fjord. There you can swim, walk, sunbathe, go kayaking and just enjoy the interesting place.
The architects did not overload their bathhouse with a program: it is designed flexibly enough that it can be filled with the content that will best suit the place at a particular time. There are changing rooms, a sauna for walruses, a rowing infrastructure, a diving platform, a water playground, as well as a great potential for unexpected, unforeseen uses by the project authors and the customer.
Three diverging piers, between which the pools are located, allow visitors to enter the water in a variety of ways: from jumping to the careful descent of steps. The sculptural form of the plank platform made it possible to fit into it seats, slides, steps, small children's pools.
The project was created jointly by Urban Agency and JDS with the participation of Sloth Møller Engineers and CREO for the municipality of Foborg-Mittfün with the support of the Realdania Foundation and the Danish Culture and Sports Foundation.