Praksis Achitects has recently won the invited competition for a new architectural expression to Camp Hverringe on North Fyn, Denmark. The contest was organized by Hverringe Estate who owns the five star campsite Camp Hverringe. Especially shaping the future of the camping cabin was a main goal for the competition. Praksis Architects worked with a concept where it is possible to have a large variation in hytternes expression and color schemes, without compromising on a common sense construction technology. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The program was to design a small cabin at 30 m2 that should have a modern feel to it, but at the same time it should be designed I respect for the nature. 40 cabins are to be build , along with a handful of service buildings. The cabins are all simple constructed, but there are all different from each other.
Striking upon the arrival at Camp Hverringe is the close connection to the sea. You arrive directly to the beach where the sea continues beyond the horizon. You are at the end of the world – you just want down and touch the water. Here are a strong presence of the most Danish Denmark we know through the centuries – and a present atmosphere of a paradise vacation, adventure and serenity.
The Cabins nestle into the landscape. They are simple and rigorous, but also quirky and playful, where each cabin creates a common outdoor space that invites you to stay, play and enjoy. The project presents a showdown with the monotony. The design has varied and vibrant whole – with a high level of maintenance freedom. Wooden facades could be an obvious solution, but we dare to propose eternity in different dark grey nuances that requires minimal maintenance, even in exposed salt affected areas. Simultaneously, the material is beautiful and appealing form shadows and looks. The building is overall efficient and simple, and will be prefabricated in a large part.