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.

Troldtekt, Musholm Feriecenter
Photo: Thomas Mølvig, architect & Jens Lindhe

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.