The project is an architectural intervention that will ensure accessibility to the water and water sports activities at the old ferry port. Since the Danish Storebæltsbroen (The Great Belt Bridge) was constructed, and the ferry service from Halskov ended, the harbour in Halsskov has been more or less unexploited.
Together with the client, Sweco’s architects transformed the old ferry port into a new Mecca for water enthusiasts making it an asset to the city and the area.
The facility is characterized by its significant, tall diving tower, which can be seen all the way from Storebæltsbroen making it a characteristic landmark in the area. The tower is constructed from three stacked containers, that turn gradually to generate an interesting interaction between activity, shadows and volumes. From the diving tower, users can jump from 4, 8 and 11 metres.
Besides the jumping tower, the water sports center comprises a climbing wall, ladders, ramps and floating platforms in the water, three beach volleyball courts and a viewing point with binoculars at the outermost pier. The water sports center thus attracts both sports enthusiasts, tourists and locals alike, bringing new life to the old ferry harbour and creating a new asset.