Danish studio AART has been selected to design Denmark's national rowing stadium,
with its designs for a tiered and timber-clad boathouse at Bagsværd Lake
on the outskirts of Copenhagen.
AART's primary concern was creating a stadium that would blend seamlessly into its natural context.
The aesthetic of the building follows that of the traditional villas surrounding the lake, with its wooden
clad exterior and stepped form.
The stadium is designed to provide a gentle transition between the lake and forest, adapting to the natural gradient of the site.
The Danish architects also wanted to create a national rowing stadium that was accessible to both
elite athletes and the general public.
This was achieved using a close interplay between key spaces such as the foyer,
terrace and boat hall, in a bid to enhancing a sense of community with the surroundings.