Located in the southern part of Jutland, Denmark, The Wadden Sea is Denmark’s largest National park and appointed World Heritage by UNESCO. The building designed by Dorte Mandrup A/S, which was initiated in February 2017, is an interpretation of the local building tradition and the rural farmhouse typology significant in the area. The centre is erected with thatched roofs and facades. The building hereby underlines the tactile qualities and robustness that can be found in traditional crafts and materials of the region.
”The winning proposal is unique and places focus on the main goal of the Wadden Sea Centre: To create awareness and understanding for the marshland and the Wadden Sea. The architecture is sustainable, visionary and bold and brings forth the Centre as a didactic information centre of the future“, says jury member and leader of the centre, Klaus Melbye.