Owing to its sculptural form and unique location on the waterfront of Skagen, the school building will become a prominent landmark for the education of skippers and chief officers.
Skagen Skipperskole frames the future education of skippers and chief officers for the Danish fishing fleet and merchant marine and by its sculptural form and unique location on the waterfront of Skagen the building will become a prominent landmark for the city.
Because of its unique location at the historic waterfront of Skagen the building is designed as a “hinge” between the city and the harbour and 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 school 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 emphasized in the distinctive balcony, which like a ship deck embraces the first floor and takes advantage of the magnificent sea view, as well as the facade which is covered with white glass surfaces, creating a bright Nordic expression.
The building is also designed to ensure a healthy indoor climate without burdening the environment by integrating innovative technology with simple, but effective solutions such as the large balcony at the first floor which protects against, but also takes advantage of the heat of sunlight.
Det er Konstruktør og Leder af Aart Build Thomas Hjortlund Svendsen fra Aart Architects, der fortæller om byggeriet i videoen.