Case

Dive into Aarhus public seawater pool

Challenge

The harbour bath is an extension of the architect company, BIG’s current development plan for Aarhus’ new waterfront neighborhood named 04. The idea was to create a more livable city and create a place where you could enjoy the water in all seasons.

Solution

The harbour bath zigzags into the artificial island and extends out into the harbour pool and back again. You can enjoy the circular diving pool, a children’s pool, the 50m long lap pool or one of the two saunas tucked underneath the public boardwalk, which doubles as a viewing platform.

In front of the bath there is freestanding restaurants, a children’s theatre, beach huts for various activities and other life-creating public-oriented programs.

Results

Aarhus Harbor Bath gives the residents and visitors of the island a more adventurous and exciting waterfront experience who can enjoy not only the baths but also the walkway that extends into the water, creating whole new energy to an area historically reserved for industrial purposes.

About author

Arhus is Denmark’s 2nd largest city and the  financial centre of the Central Denmark Region. The city has a catchment area of 1.2 million people within a one-hour travel range and is well connected to Copenhagen and Hamburg.

Primary contact
Stine Sparrewath

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