November 29th, 2016


The danish boardwalk was realized by the BIG group, in charge of the architects Bjarke Ingels and David Zahle. the Maritime Museum of Denmark is located in the port city of Elsinor, 50 km from Copenhagen.

Since its founding in 1915, the Danish Maritime Museum has been housed in Kronborg Castle, a building dating back to 1574 known for being the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and situated on a peninsula that goes into the sea.

Due to the declaration of the castel as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and to the desire to recreate its original interiors, the museum had to change its situation.

The place chosen was the interior of a dry dock locatd a few meters, for which remodeling was called a contest. The winning proposal was the only one to place the museum in the perimeter of the dam, and not inside as the bases indicated. The intention was to preserve the historic embankment as an empty urban space eight meters below sea level, reconciling the discretion demanded by UNESCO with the desire for attention required by the museum.

So buried around a dry dock, the Maritime Museum of Denmark finds its place in a unique historical and spatial context, between one of the most important and famous buildings in Denmark and a new and ambitious cultural center, without renouncing to manifest itself as an independent institution.

In studying the technical reports it was discovered not only that the dry dock was filled with water, but depended on it to prevent its collapse. In case it was emptied, the pressure of the surrounding land would force to build a new dam within the other to prevent the walls from collapsing. Instead, it was decided to build a wall to toe outside, at a distance that would allow to accommodate the Maritime Museum in the space between the old and the new walls of the dam.

Visitors can come across a set of downhill ramps and bridges that cross the dry dock in sculptural form. One of the bridges prevents water from entering and completes the promenade. Another connects the docks with the castle, and the last one descends to the dike and leads the visitors inside the museum. All of them have been projected with a specific width to fulfill their function as urban elements and own of the museum.

Even the auditorium functions as a bridge that directly connects Kronborg Castle with the harbor. The building contains 7600 square meters of galleries that house the permanent collection of the museum, with cartography, plastic arts, models and navigation instruments. In addition, the space can be quickly and easily transformed into twelve independent rooms, of different shapes and sizes, that allow to organize exhibitions and special events.

Posted in Recomendación del día. 7 Comments.
Comment from Maria Esther Rodríguez Gómez

Un dique maravillosamente aprovechado, convirtiéndolo en un lugar muy Bonito y útil. Estupenda recomendación!!!

Comment from panales baratos

Qué cosa tan bella, tenéis una imaginación prodigiosa.

Comment from Reformas

Las reformas de este blog son preciosas.

Comment from Uniformes


La Tasación de este proyecto ha tenido que ser enorme, un proyecto que no deja indiferente. Valorar el proyecto ha debido ser muy complejo.

¡¡¡Que espectaculo!!!

Comment from vicky tory

It is a wonderful project with the main color of the eye-catching luminescent type.