Esbjerg’s new maritime center opens to the public: a new landmark lighting up the Danish west coast

A new maritime center has opened to the public in the seaport town Esbjerg on the Danish west coast. Developed by WERK Arkitekter and Snøhetta following a design competition in 2019, the center is created as a shared space for watersport clubs and visitors along the port, providing the town with a maritime social hub and architectural landmark.

Esbjerg's new Maritime Center, dubbed “The Lantern," is designed to put the community first. Housing multiple watersport clubs, boat storage, training facilities, a large workshop space, and social functions, the center is a true hub for maritime activities. Its circular, open design invites visitors in from every angle, creating an accessible and inclusive building. ​

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