SANDVIG BEACH PROMENADE

Sandvig, Bornholm, DK

Area

8.500 m2

Client

Bornholms Municipality

Contract Period

2006-2013

Collaboration with

Realdania, Sandvig Borgergruppe, Bornholms Regionskommune

Awards

2012 Bornholm Architecture Award

SANDVIG BEACH PROMENADE

The project was a part of an initiative intended to improve and strengthen the environment along the coastline and provide residents and tourists with new opportunities and experiences. The new esplanade creates variegated zones with gathering places along the bay. Here a new urban space appears with room for markets, outdoor dining, and local festivities; a place where play and sports activities merge. The area’s changeable nature is emphasized by raw wood, concrete, and wind-resistant planting. The design activates not only the users, but also the unique nature surrounding them.

WAVING BENCHES ALONG THE INLET

The new promenade creates distinct areas with gathering places along the bay. Here is thus created a new urban space with room for markets, outdoor dining and local festivities, where play stands together with sports and activities. A new walking bridge provides access for the transportation of outdoors equipment to and from the water, for divers and kayakers. This makes the water easily accessible to everyone and at the same time ensures that the connection is safe.

TESTIMONIAL

”It is a wonderful way to create connections in the area along the bay from the beach to the harbor, and the connection between the city and the coast has been reestablished. The esplanade and reestablishment of the dunes and plantation now appears to be part of the scenic area by Sandvig Bay. The esplanade has become an attractive urban space with seating areas as well as opportunities for markets, cultural events, outdoor dining, and play.”

Winni Grosbøll, Mayor of Bornholm