Aarhus Harbor Bath is an extension of BIG’s current development plan for Aarhus’ new waterfront neighborhood named O4. Similar to BIG’s first harbor bath in Copenhagen from 2002 which has come to define the Danish capital as one of the most livable cities in the world, Aarhus Harbor Bath and adjacent Beach Bath provide new ways for the public to enjoy the water in all seasons.
▼鸟瞰图，aerial view ©Rasmus Hjortshoj
▼浴场以弧线形的体态柔和地融入场地，并围绕着泳池形成一个完整的环路，the harbor bath zig-zags gently into the island, extends all the way out into the harbor pool and back again ©Rasmus Hjortshoj
Together with urban life expert Jan Gehl, our strategy was to create a framework for maximum amount of life with the minimum amount of built substance. The harbor bath zig-zags gently into the island, extends all the way out into the harbor pool and back again. The swimmers can enjoy the circular diving pool, a children’s pool, the 50m long lap pool or one of the two saunas that are tucked underneath the public boardwalk which doubles as a viewing platform who those who prefer to stay dry.
▼50米长的健身泳池，50m long lap pool ©Rasmus Hjortshoj
▼跳水池，diving pool ©Rasmus Hjortshoj
▼儿童泳池，children’s pool ©Rasmus Hjortshoj
In front of the bath, a series of freestanding restaurants, a children’s theater, beach huts for various activities and other life-creating public oriented programs were designed before the private buildings blocks which will rise in the coming years. As a result, the private residential buildings at O4 become subordinate to the needs of the public realm.
▼人们在木栈道上享受风景和日光浴，the public boardwalk doubles as a viewing platform who those who prefer to stay dry ©Rasmus Hjortshoj
▼海面视角，view from the sea level ©Rasmus Hjortshoj
Aarhus Harbor Bath gives the residents and visitors of the island a more engaging and adventurous waterfront experience who can use the harbor bath not only in swim shorts but as a walkway that extends the public realm into the water, breathing new life into an area historically reserved for industrial purposes.
▼长长的木栈道将公共领域扩展到水面上，the residents and visitors can use the harbor bath not only in swim shorts but as a walkway that extends the public realm into the water ©Rasmus Hjortshoj
Name: AARHUS HARBOR BATH
Program: Public Space
Size in m2: 2600
Project type: Commission
Client: Center for Byens Anvendelse, Aarhus Kommune / Salling Fonden
Collaborators: CASA A/S, CC-Design A/S, Gehl
Location Text: Aarhus Ø, Denmark
Partners-in-Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Finn Nørkjær, Andreas Klok Pedersen
Project Leader: Jesper Bo Jensen, Søren Martinussen
Project Team: Annette Birthe Jensen, Franklin Natalino Simao, Giedrius Mamavicius, Jacob Lykkefold Aaen, Jakob Ohm Laursen, Johan Bergström, Kristoffer Negendahl, Lucian Tofan, Nicolas Millot, Richard Howis, Ryohei Koike, Soo Woo
Photo credit: Rasmus Hjortshoj