Updating the public tourist infrastructure for Arne Jacobsens Burgtiefe-Fehmarn project.

Lage Jacobsen 1967
Arne Jacobsen, Burgtiefe (DBZ 1967, 712f.)

Arne Jacobsen designed the original master plan for the Fehmarn Peninsula Burgtiefe in 1967. Despite some alterations to the original urban design, the main buildings of the Haus des Kurgastes, the Swimming hall and the apartment towers have been realized and the ensemble is under historic preservation. Some 50 years later this competition asks for an update of the public touristic infrastructure facilities including a sea bridge a watchtower and accommodations for sailors.

The proposal site for the sea bridge binds together the significant yet presently abandoned heritage of Jacobsen’s central pavilion integrating its base into the new south promenade. The sea bridge is derived with a lateral and longitudinal fluidly moving section. It supports a subtle wave-like motion guiding the visitors closer to the sea level. In the lower section a docking area allows smaller sail vessels to more at the side of the pier. The self-supporting and self-sustaining structural design allows for wide spans free of columns and therefore largely unrestricted access from the water.

A new cove area prolongs the shoreline and offers a protected beach area at the coast with reduces wind and wave action suitable for families. This area will be shaded by adjacent pine trees and overlooked by the platform of the Haus des Kurgastes.

Fehmarn final.jpg
Competition entry, 2018 – Jorg Sieweke, with Scott Getz






Published by: paradoXcity

Jorg Sieweke practices as a licensed landscape architect and urban designer in Berlin. Since 2009, he directs the design-research initiative paradoXcity. In 2020 he started a position as Associate Professor to conceive and conduct a new master program in "Landscape architecture for global sustainability" at Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU), located at the Oslo Fjord. Before he held professorships at University of Virginia and was Visiting Professor at RWTH Aachen and HCU Hamburg in Germany. In 2015 he was resident fellow at Villa Massimo - the German Academy in Rome. ParadoXcity challenges convention of practice in landscape architecture to establish its own trajectory of a landscape & urbanism. With his PhD. (2015) he interrogates the implicit knowledge production in the design process.

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