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Naturkraft

The ambition of Naturkraft located on the Danish west coast is to create an iconic exploratorium and nature arena about the power and aesthetic values of nature.

 

The nature arena encourages and challenges visitors to 1: 1 experiences on the powers of nature through physical play, enlightening learning activities and intuitive understanding of the interaction between humans and nature. Here, visitors will get fascinated by, experience, feel and sense how the physical and aesthetic powers of nature will shape the sustainable cities and communities of the future.

 

Based on comprehensive research on the local area’s unique geodiversity, nature and cultural history, the foundation of the new nature is a 17 kilometer long 'cross-section' of the existing nature from west to east through western Jutland of Denmark. Based on the cross-section, eight specially designed nature typologies such as the Sand Dune, the Heathland, the Marsh and the Carbon Forest have been combined into a new form of human-made ecosystem in Naturkraft. An ecosystem based equally on scientific insight into local geology, biodiversity and cultural history as well as on the desire to create the strongest possible nature experience in Naturkraft.

 

Photos: Thøgersen&Stouby, Torben Petersen, Naturkraft 

 

Service New nature
Location Ringkøbing, Denmark
Type Invited
Client Fonden Naturkraft
Design period 2017 - 2018
Realization 2018 - 2020
Area 5 hectares
Partners Thøgersen & Stouby, NIRAS, Hune & Elkjær, Fuldendt, Hansen & Larsen

"In Naturkraft, we create a multiverse of new nature based on a comprehensive knowledge on the processes of nature, the cultural history and the unique geodiversity of the local area, growth conditions and biological diversity. Based on this knowledge, we have created a condensed and hypersensuous juxtaposition of local nature typologies, all of which show nature as the foundation of our lives and societies” 

Stig L. Andersson, Design Director and Founding Partner of SLA