3XN, in collaboration with Orbicon and SLA, has been selected as the winner of a new waterfront climatorium competition in Lemvig, Denmark, scheduled to open in 2020. With a focus on salt water, the Lemvig climatorium’s main purpose is to collect knowledge about water, which is relevant to the trade and industry, as well as to tourism and the local population. The proposal pays tribute to the area’s nature and fishing culture, while respecting the local building codes and climate conditions.
A ‘climate landscape’ that almost flows into the building invites guests in the climatorium, who enter through a wooden entrance shaped like a wave, referencing a ship’s hull, the fjord and the waves of the sea. Inside, an activity and exhibition area, as well as an open auditorium and a multifunctional room for workshops and other events are arranged in a u-shaped floor plan. 3XN, Orbicon and SLA‘s proposal is part of the coast to coast climate challenge (C2X CC), a 6-year project that runs until 2022 and aims at securing assets from the negative consequences of climate changes.
The project is developed for Lemvig Byråd (Lemvig City Council) and Lemvig Vand Og Spildevand (Lemvig Water and Wastewater), and is scheduled for completion in 2020.