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Architecture
Sep
7
Skjern River Pump Stations by Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter
Edition
Off-the-Grid
under the patronage of
Denmark
under the patronage of
Alexander Zaxarov
Sep 7, 2020

Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter has converted three 50-year-old concrete and brick pump stations along Denmark's Skjern River into events spaces with elevated viewpoints.

The project is a conversion of three pump stations originally constructed in the late 1960s in connection with the large land reclamation project where Skjern River was straightened out. A large number of environmental problems were associated with this alignment of the river, leading to the river being restored to its original run in 2002. In this way a vast and rich natural area reappeared with many visitors.

Myhrwold and Rasmussen engineered the original pump stations to be unsentimental and raw in their materiality, and the vertical relief of the concrete façades reminds us of the surrounding ploughed furrows of the fields, and profiles of the soil that control the run of the river. In the conversion of the three pump stations the aim has been that the individual pump stations would still appear as a united whole, to challenge their massive and heavy character and enhance their figure in the landscape, and to add a human scale and materiality.

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Alexander Zaxarov
September 7, 2020

Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter has converted three 50-year-old concrete and brick pump stations along Denmark's Skjern River into events spaces with elevated viewpoints.

The project is a conversion of three pump stations originally constructed in the late 1960s in connection with the large land reclamation project where Skjern River was straightened out. A large number of environmental problems were associated with this alignment of the river, leading to the river being restored to its original run in 2002. In this way a vast and rich natural area reappeared with many visitors.

Myhrwold and Rasmussen engineered the original pump stations to be unsentimental and raw in their materiality, and the vertical relief of the concrete façades reminds us of the surrounding ploughed furrows of the fields, and profiles of the soil that control the run of the river. In the conversion of the three pump stations the aim has been that the individual pump stations would still appear as a united whole, to challenge their massive and heavy character and enhance their figure in the landscape, and to add a human scale and materiality.

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