The Maritime Training and Education Centre frames the future education of skippers and chief officers for the Danish fishing fleet and merchant marine. With its sculptural form and unique location on the waterfront of Skagen the building will become a landmark for the city and education of skippers and chief officers in Denmark.
Because of its unique location at the waterfront of Skagen the building is designed as a “hinge” between the city and the harbour. The openness towards both the city and the harbour is reflected in its sharp sculptural form which in a maritime gesture communicates with the surrounding cityscape.
The design of the training and education centre is based on the three elements the sea, the ship and the navigation which all are closely related to shipping. The maritime expression is also being emphasised by the distinctive balcony which like a ship deck embraces the first floor and takes advantage of the magnificent sea view. In addition the maritime expression is being emphasised by the facade which is covered with white glass surfaces creating a bright Nordic expression.
The building design ensures a healthy indoor climate without burdening the environment by integrating innovative technology with simple but effective solutions – for instance the large balcony at the first floor which protects against but also takes advantage of the heat of sunlight.
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