The Wadden Sea Centre - Gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage


On February 3, 2017, the centre opened as a visitor center for the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site.

With the unique nature of architect Dorte Mandrup's building - where reeds are used on facade, roof and underlay, and lists of robinia-wood make the already existing building melt seamlessly together with the new building - the result is a structure, that almost seems to grow from the ground - gently and adapted to the flat marshland. 

The exhibition "THE MIGRATORY BIRDS' WADDEN SEA" is likewise adapted to the singular center. In cooperation with THE WADDEN SEA CENTRE, architect Johan Carlsson has with his thorough design created a poetic, aesthetic and modern exhibition, which with great perception shows the Wadden Sea and the migratory birds. Here are experiences which catches and involves the guests of the center - young as well as elderly - in the wondrous world of the Wadden Sea.

With more than 1000 square meters of exhibit, new meeting and teaching facilities, a cafe and shop, the The WADDEN SEA CENTRE is a center of the future for guests from all over the world. The WADDEN SEA CENTRE offers events for regional, national and international schools. We form a framework for businesses for meetings and experiences in a different environment.

We are a visitor center, which is proud to show the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site to guests.

Foto af Adam Mørk

Foto by Adam Mørk

 

The new WADDEN SEA CENTRE

After 1.5 years of closure H.R.H. opened the new WADDEN SEA CENTRE in February 2017.

The centre has been expanded  from 400 m2 to 2,800 m2 and today it holds classrooms, offices, service areas, a meeting rooms, a café, a shop and more than 1,000 m2 of exhibition.

The project leader from Esbjerg Local Council is Lilli Lindberg.

The outdoor areas are 24,000 m2 and lies 4.65 m DVR90.

 

THE WADDEN SEA CENTRE

Architect Dorte Mandrup Poulsen has designed the new WADDEN SEA CENTRE.

Architect Kasper Pilemand was the project architect for Dorte Mandrup.

The thatchers are Kim Andersen, Arne Klyver and Ruud Conjin.

The entrepreneur is Bo Michaelsen.

 

LANDSCAPE

The architect of the WADDEN SEA CENTRE's tundra-garden etc. is Marianne Levinsen.

 

EXHIBITION: THE MIGRATORY BIRDS' WADDEN SEA

Architect Johan Carlson from JAC Studios have in co-operation with Morten Ranmar from No Parking Copenhagen, Jason Bruges Studio in London and the WADDEN SEA CENTRE's team created the new exhibition.

Olga Sigthorsdottir was the project architect for JAC Studio.

Interactive installations: No Parking Production

The digital ornithology: Jason Bruges Studio

Text: Nina Vinther

Lighting design: fortheloveoflight

Graphics and illustrations: ATWTP, All The Way To Paris

Watercolour paintings: Carl Christian Tofte

Wood carver: Rickard Thunberg

Stuccowork: Linda Weimann

Modeling and castings: Steen Hold

Fixtures and installation: CPH Steel, Morten Rosenberg

Foto by Adam Mørk

Foto by Adam Mørk

Foto by Adam Mørk

The new WADDEN SEA CENTRE


With the unique nature of architect Dorte Mandrups building - where reeds are used on facade, roof and underlay, and lists of robinia-wood make the already existing building melt seamlessly together with the new building - the result is a structure, that almost seems to grow from the ground - gently and adapted to the flat marshland. 

The exhibition "THE MIGRATORY BIRDS' WADDEN SEA" is likewise adapted to the singular center. In cooperation with THE WADDEN SEA CENTRE, architect Johan Carlsson has with his thorough design created a poetic, aesthetic and modern exhibition, which with great perception shows the Wadden Sea and the migratory birds. Here are experiences which catches and involves the guests of the center - young as well as elderly - in the wondrous world of the Wadden Sea.

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