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The visitor centre is located in Mols Bjerge National Park, a 180 km2 large preserved nature area in Kalø Vig, close to Aarhus, Denmark
The visitor centre is located in Mols Bjerge National Park, a 180 km2 large preserved nature area in Kalø Vig, close to Aarhus, Denmark
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Mols Bjerge Visitor Centre

 

Mols Bjerge Visitor Centre is located in the preserved Mols Bjerg National Park – a 180km2 large natural landscape, including a royal castle from the Middle Ages, Kalø Castle Ruin.

The visitor centre is discreetly set into the sensitive nature, oriented towards the Castle Ruin. The building is inspired by the area's inherent materials, colours and landscape and becomes a subtle yet distinctive structure that respects its surroundings. At the same time the visitor centre stands proud and visibly in the landscape with a unique architectural identity, creating a new iconic land mark.

The building tectonics follow the rugged landscape, creating two floor plans, with a double high room facing the Castle Ruin. The orientation of the building also frames a stunning view towards the Castle Ruin. Inside, an exhibition area tells the story of Kalø Castle Ruin and provides attractive spaces for recreation, as well as functional program including a café, restaurant and boutique. A south facing covered terrace mediates the indoor and the outdoor areas of the café. Terraced landscaping between the new addition and the existing building offers informal recreational space in the landscape, as well as intuitive wayfinding on the outside of the building towards the main entry or the café.


Project name

Mols Bjerge Visitor Centre


Typology

Cultural, Landscape


Location

National Park Mols Bjerge, DK


Year

2016


Status

Competition, 2nd prize


Size

900 m2


Client

National Park Mols Bjerge


Design team

Tue Hesselberg Foged, Sinus Lynge, Tina Lund Højgaard, Evgeny Markachev, Yulia Kozlova, Nicolai Duedahl Hende


Collaborators

GHB Landskaber, COWI