NORSE PROJECTS

Our Spring 18 Campaign was shot on the newly opened Wadden Sea Centre in the western part of Denmark. Around 12.000 years ago, the end of the ice age created the 500 km long coastal area known as the Wadden Sea. The area is characterized by an ever-changing natural environment due to tidal waters and waves transforming the landscape every single day. Besides being the natural habitat of 10.000 animal species and plants, the Wadden Sea has an exciting cultural heritage of land reclamation and seawall construction. In 2010, the Wadden Sea was designated as a national park.

The thatched roofs and the strips of wood on the walls create a link between the old and the new, connecting the Wadden Sea Centre’s scientific purpose and content with the land around it and its history. Close to the city of Ribe, once home to Viking farms and villages of wooden houses with thatched roofs, the centre’s wooden walls are covered with blackened wood to create sculptural architecture rooted in local traditions.

The Wadden Sea Centre is an interpretation of the local building tradition and the rural farmhouses typology significant in the area. The building materials used are all local and absorb the salt in the air of the Wadden Sea, which historically is the tradition for buildings in the region. Building on ancient handicraft, the straw used for the thatched roofs have been harvested around the corner in the local area. Designed by Copenhagen-based architecture firm, Dorte Mandrup the centre creates an understanding for the marshland of the Wadden Sea.

Our Spring 18 Campaign was shot on the newly opened Wadden Sea Centre in the western part of Denmark. Around 12.000 years ago, the end of the ice age created the 500 km long coastal area known as the Wadden Sea. The area is characterized by an ever-changing natural environment due to tidal waters and waves transforming the landscape every single day. Besides being the natural habitat of 10.000 animal species and plants, the Wadden Sea has an exciting cultural heritage of land reclamation and seawall construction. In 2010, the Wadden Sea was designated as a national park.

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    Our Spring 18 Campaign was shot on the newly opened Wadden Sea Centre in the western part of Denmark. Around 12.000 years ago, the end of the ice age created the 500 km long coastal area known as the Wadden Sea. The area is characterized by an ever-changing natural environment due to tidal waters and waves transforming the landscape every single day. Besides being the natural habitat of 10.000 animal species and plants, the Wadden Sea has an exciting cultural heritage of land reclamation and seawall construction. In 2010, the Wadden Sea was designated as a national park.

    The thatched roofs and the strips of wood on the walls create a link between the old and the new, connecting the Wadden Sea Centre’s scientific purpose and content with the land around it and its history. Close to the city of Ribe, once home to Viking farms and villages of wooden houses with thatched roofs, the centre’s wooden walls are covered with blackened wood to create sculptural architecture rooted in local traditions.

    The Wadden Sea Centre is an interpretation of the local building tradition and the rural farmhouses typology significant in the area. The building materials used are all local and absorb the salt in the air of the Wadden Sea, which historically is the tradition for buildings in the region. Building on ancient handicraft, the straw used for the thatched roofs have been harvested around the corner in the local area. Designed by Copenhagen-based architecture firm, Dorte Mandrup the centre creates an understanding for the marshland of the Wadden Sea.

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