MULTIFUNCTIONAL CENTER IN AALBORG, DENMARK
The twofold value of this project – a multipurpose structure and a redesign of a natural public space – is expressed in the articulation of its two constituent parts by a process that overlaps a continuous artificial plane atop a system of punctiform services. The relationships between public open space and the small buildings means that these latter serve the true heart of the project: the complex system of open spaces between the natural ground and the surface of the water. The entire project is animated by a highly playful character, in part deriving from the nature of the bathing and sporting activities that take place along the fjord, in part emphasised by the architectural choices. One of the most determinant regards the use of the water’s surface. From a simple backdrop, water becomes the leading element of the project and a catalyst for activities allowed by a system consisting of the natural setting and the project introduced within it.