Musholm Bay Holiday Resort
The Musholm Bay Holiday Resort in Denmark is a rare example of the perfect harmony which can be achieved between architecture and its surrounding landscape. The place is also recognized as one of the most innovative holiday resorts for people with disabilities.
The latest addition, designed by AART architects, sets new standards for sporting facilities combined with accessibility and spatial harmony. Because it is constructed in concrete and clad in zinc and larch wood, the structure will age and patinate beautifully in silver-grey shades.
From the main entrance, you either walk towards the restaurant and the residential units, which face the coast, or turn right towards the new circular multi-purpose hall. The first large room on the ground floor is also suitable for conferences or performances of different types. A gently inclining ramp around the perimeter of the building provides access to the upper levels. The very large sports hall, which can be divided with folding partitions, has climbing facilities, a zip wire and equipment for all kinds of sporting activities.
Large square skylights allow natural daylight to flood into the hall where the architects deliberately chose a very distinctive design for the suspended Troldtekt acoustic ceilings. These create an undulating landscape, broken with straight patterns formed by solid wood beams. In addition, the lighting is beautifully integrated with the rest of the architecture – an altogether elegant solution which is pleasing to the eyes and the ears.
The design of the multi-purpose hall has been recognised internationally. The project was exhibited at the Architecture Biennale 2016 in Venice and nominated for the WAN Sport in Architecture Award 2016. It was built with funding from the Danish Labour Market Holiday Fund, Realdania, the A.P. Møller Foundation, the Municipality of Slagelse and the Danish Muscular Dystrophy Foundation.
New sports and holiday resort for people with disabilities, Musholm, Slagelse, Denmark
Danish Muscular Dystrophy Foundation
Troldtekt Plus acoustic panels + retrofitted wooden strips as a customised solution
Painted white 101
Fine (1.5 mm wood wool)
Square edges, K0
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Thomas Mølvig, architect
Thomas Mølvig, architect & Jens Lindhe
Musholm has been named one of the world’s best sports facilities by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). The complex has been honoured with a prize in the ‘Indoor facilities for sports, leisure and recreation’ category, which Musholm has received for its architecture, functionality and social sustainability. In addition, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) gave Musholm an IPC/IAKS Distinction for Accessibility.
Musholm has also received the following awards:
WAN Award “Sport in Architecture” 2016 Shortlist
A+Awards “Recreation Centers” 2016 Special Mention