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  7. The Floating Kayak Club / FORCE4 Architects

The Floating Kayak Club / FORCE4 Architects

  • 05:00 - 23 November, 2015
The Floating Kayak Club / FORCE4 Architects
The Floating Kayak Club / FORCE4 Architects, © Søren Aagaard
© Søren Aagaard

© Søren Aagaard © Søren Aagaard © Søren Aagaard © Søren Aagaard + 19

  • Collaborators

    The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, Niras A/S, Marine Tek
  • Client

    Vejle Kommune
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© Søren Aagaard
© Søren Aagaard

Text description provided by the architects. The Floating Kayak Club is located on the water pulled away from the shore, which highlights the building as a sculptural object and focuses on kayaking as an outdoor water sport. As the building floats, the relationship between the building and the water is so close that the user gets the full experience of practicing the sport in its true environment.

© Søren Aagaard
© Søren Aagaard
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Søren Aagaard
© Søren Aagaard

Two volumes, one dedicated to the users, the other to the kayaks, creates a courtyard surrounding a central water space angled to give the users full advantage of the direct sailing route into the fjord. The central water space strengthens the community and supports a 'club-feeling'.

© Søren Aagaard
© Søren Aagaard
Section
Section
© Søren Aagaard
© Søren Aagaard

Outdoor activities relating to community training and playing are raised to the roof deck, which in various ways is enabled with sport activities, barbecue area, outdoor kitchen, dining area and sundeck. The two volumes and the upper and lower decks are connected via ramps, walkways and stairs in a continuous movement, which allows a loop flow.

© Søren Aagaard
© Søren Aagaard

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Cite: "The Floating Kayak Club / FORCE4 Architects" 23 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/777503/the-floating-kayak-club-force4-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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