AARHUS HARBOR BATH, DENMARK
BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
The large area known as Aarhus Ø and once occupied by shipping containers, has been the object since 2008 of an impressive transformation that will create housing and services for education, shopping and free time. Grafted onto this wide programme is the Plan 04, developed by BIG. The Plan calls for the construction of large buildings facing Basin 7, structured by a long public promenade that connects this quay with the tourist port and city centre. One of the bays of this promenade, which extends over the water as floating piers, hosts the Aarhus Harbor Bath: a public bathing facility that features 4 pools. The olympic and diving pools, both bottomless, are filled with water from the bay itself. The quality of this water, controlled on a daily basis, is generally guaranteed by the low levels of pollution in this part of the sea.