Svendborg Worldwide Maritime Academy / C.F. Møller + EFFEKT
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The brand new SIMAC (Svendborg Worldwide Maritime Academy) is a beacon for future instructional establishments that lights up by way of the combination of the town and the harbor. The brand new SIMAC in Svendborg will probably be Denmark’s largest maritime schooling establishment. With its versatile framework and utilization of the harbor, it turns into each a beacon for contemporary schooling and the transformation from a totally industrial space to a brand new dwelling district with schooling, enterprise, and leisure areas.
SIMAC is built-in into the course of the harbor promenade and the encircling city areas. The constructing’s flooring plan is designed as a cross that kinds a nook to 4 squares and opens up permitting public entry to the communal services. The marina itself turns into an out of doors laboratory that highlights the varsity’s work and maritime virtues.
The architectural design is predicated on a modular building grid that maximizes openness and suppleness within the bodily framework of schooling. The development is versatile as a result of it permits for reconfiguration of the layouts for workshops and educating rooms, with out disturbing the load-bearing construction and logistics. The design offers a superb spatial vary, which may perform for each bigger school rooms in addition to workshops, however can be subdivided into smaller items for places of work.
Within the heart of the constructing is an atrium that connects the constructing each visually and logistically throughout flooring. Across the atrium, 4 double-height areas mark each the inside and exterior of the façade in direction of the town and the harbor and comprise central capabilities reminiscent of a canteen, auditoria, and particular workshops.
The staircase within the constructing follows these areas, culminating on a communal roof terrace with views of the harbor, Svendborg Sund, and the town. The bottom flooring, the tall areas, the atrium, and the roof terrace collectively kind the constructing’s social infrastructure, which makes it simple to search out your method into the constructing, and turns into a gathering place for the various totally different actions within the constructing.
The inside building has uncovered naked concrete surfaces and the constructing’s flooring have a sturdy floor that may face up to heavy use on the bottom flooring and within the workshops. The inside partitions between the atrium and the educating rooms have sections of glass to make sure visibility and dialogue. Total, the constructing has a easy and sincere expression based mostly on performance and utilization.