Harboøre Activity Landscape

Both building and landscape, the Harboøre Activity Landscape provides a sheltered space while allowing seamless transition between indoor and outdoor activities.

Located in Harboøre, the Activity Landscape introduces a model for a low-cost sports hall offering an informal space that encourages recreation all day and all year round.

Since opening in 2015, the Activity Landscape has become a popular focal point in Harboøre. Contrasting more closed-off, conventional sports halls, the openness of the design encourages a wide range of uses beyond sports. The Activity Landscape has hosted flee-markets, concerts, events and gatherings, it is used by people of all ages.

The architecture iconic, yet simple, allowing more focus on the activity landscape inside and outside the building.

The simple structural frame is clad with polycarbonate sheets. The building is essentially a large shelter that provides ample natural lighting but minimal glare.

Hills of grass, asphalt and concrete create a wide variety of vibrant spaces. The non-prescriptive nature of the of the undulating playscape invites both formal and informal activities. The smooth asphalt and concrete hills are perfect for skating and bicycling. The grass hills are suited for climbing, running and tumbling down. The hills and their surfaces create a spatial composition that encourages recreation and social interaction, while still providing users with a flexible, multi-use environment.

Program: Sports hall / lightweight structure and activity landscape
Størrelse: +2000 m2
Beliggenhed: Harboøre, Denmark
Bygherre: Harboøre Centeret
År: 2012 - 2015
Type: Invited competition, 1. place
Samarbejde: AI, LOA
Ydelse: Main architectural and landscape advisor
Status: Completed
Udmærkelse: IOC / IAKS award - Bronze
Team JAJA: Kathrin Gimmel, Jakob Christensen, Jan Tanaka, Sam De Boever, Trine Sommer, Jesus Valdez

THE SITE

Located close to the west coast, the Activity Landscape is sited in the beautiful Danish Coastal landscape. The natural landscape of the site itself provides visitors with a playful and engaging environment.

THE SITE

Located close to the west coast, the Activity Landscape is sited in the beautiful Danish Coastal landscape. The natural landscape of the site itself provides visitors with a playful and engaging environment.

RECREATION IN AND OUT

Raised by the hills, the roof lightly touches the landscape, allowing visitors to flow easily between the interior and exterior.

RECREATION IN AND OUT

Raised by the hills, the roof lightly touches the landscape, allowing visitors to flow easily between the interior and exterior.

THE ACTIVITY LANDSCAPE

The combination of the light roof and the flowing landscape creates an activity playscape that is in use during day, night and all year around.

THE ACTIVITY LANDSCAPE

The combination of the light roof and the flowing landscape creates an activity playscape that is in use during day, night and all year around.