Esbjerg Maritime Center wins MIPIM award

The leisure center, which already has received four prestigious awards, was laureated Thursday night in Cannes, France, at the yearly MIPIM Awards ceremony. More than 200 entries from 39 countries were nominated, competing in 10 categories. 

Esbjerg Maritime Center won in the "Best cultural, sports & education" category on a 60:40 basis - 60% based on a jury vote and 40% from the votes cast on-site and online by MIPIM delegates.

Community first

Dubbed "The Lantern," the Maritime Center is designed to put the community first. Developed by Snøhetta and WERK Arkitekter following a design competition in 2019, the center provides a maritime social hub and architectural landmark for the seaport town on the Danish west coast.

"The design of Esbjerg Maritime Centre is inspired from our long, shared history of expert boat craftsmanship and maritime culture in Norway and Denmark. It is a circular and inclusive building in wood, inspired by the shapes of boats, giving homage to the rich, shared history between Norway and Denmark," says Project Lead Frank Denis Foray of Snøhetta.

MIPIM is a real estate event that brings together influential players from all sectors of the international property industry. Held annually in Cannes, France, the event aims to inspire and connect the global real estate community.