Along the coasts of the South Fyn (Funen) Archipelago, in Danish islands on the Baltic Sea, there are 50 shelter constructions of exclusive designs. They have been recently built by LUMO Architects in close dialogue with the Danish Nature Agency, Ministry of Environment, and they will allow tourists and nature lovers to enjoy outdoors from stylish campsites.
The project is spread through 19 locations and each one consists of either an individual shelter or a smaller group of various shelters. All the constructions match one another and look harmonious, but they are not all the same. “The overall architectural concept has been to create five different building types with great variation in both size and function and at the same time maintaining a clear continuous and spatial relationship between them,” the architects said.
LUMO has drawn inspiration from the old-fashioned livewell, where the fishermen used to store their catch, and to match this theme, the designs of buildings have been named after fish as well. There are shelters called Monkfish, Garfish, Lumpfish, Flounder, and Eelpout. Most of the building types serve not only as overnight shelters, but have other functions as well – from bird-watching platforms to sauna space.
As you have probably already realised, one of the main purposes of this project is to promote the South Fyn Archipelago area as a great place for outdoor activities. LUMO Architects have sought to create designs that complement nature rather than shadow it. They said: “The location of each shelter has been carefully selected and adapted to the surroundings, in order for it to be perceived as a precise and iconic landmark that does not distort or interfere with the site’s particular qualities and landscape.”
And one of the best features of these shelters is that not only they are versatile and can support various activities all year round, they are also great for simple stargazing! The buildings are covered in round-shaped openings which allow for watching the nature or the night sky, and who would not want to spend the night under the stars by the sea?
↓ Constructions differ in both design and function
↓ The shelters are covered with large wood chips treated with black-pigmented wood tar oil
↓ The buildings suit their surroundings well
↓ Round openings allow you to look around any time
↓ All campsites are based along the coasts of Danish islands