Hvidovre Beach Park
Vega Landskab：在hvidovre的水边，一个小的人工海滩区域已经升级为一个新的改进的海滩公园，由Vega Landskab和雕塑家Karin Lorentzen设计。hvidovre Strandpark是哥本哈根大都会区的一个独特的城市海滩，自行车和公共交通都很容易到达。小型儿童友好海滩是当地的一块小宝石，自2012年以来，它一直是hvidovre及其周边地区家庭的热门目的地。然而，hvidovre市想要升级和扩大海滩，以容纳更多的客人。hvidovre海滩区域是垃圾填埋场，在过去的100年中开发，最初是由垃圾倾倒造成的，后来又添加了土壤和海滩沙。旧海滩的朝向造成了大量海藻的堆积，海水侵蚀了添加的沙子，导致垃圾填埋材料的挖掘和淋滤进入水中。新项目包括延伸沙区、穿过草地的新路径布局以及沙区和后面的绿色填埋区之间的新混凝土边缘。
VEGA landskab: At the waterside of Hvidovre, a small artificial beach area has been upgraded to a new improved beach park, designed by VEGA landskab and sculptor Karin Lorentzen. Hvidovre Strandpark is a unique city beach in the metropolitan area of Copenhagen, which can easily be reached by bike and by public transportation. The small child-friendly beach is a small local gem which since 2012 has been a popular destination for families from Hvidovre and the surrounding areas. However, Hvidovre Municipality wanted to upgrade and expand the beach to accommodate even more guests. The Hvidovre beach area is landfill and has been developed over the past 100 years, first created by waste dumping and later with added soil and beach sand. The orientation of the old beach caused a lot of seaweed to accumulate, and the sea was eroding the added sand, causing excavation and leaching of the landfill material into the water. The new project consist of an extension of the sand area, a new layout of the path through the meadow, and a new concrete edge between sand area and the green landfill area behind.
With the new beach park project, the beach has been expanded, so that the sand area stretches along the entire coastline between Hvidovre Harbor and the small channel ‘Mørtelrenden’, and it can now accommodate even more beach goers. The extension towards the sea also assures a better slope and a re-orientation of the beach, to avoid seaweed and erosion of the sand. The new concrete edge is a poetic element that interprets nature’s properties in new form, as well as a pragmatic element that solves the function of securing the grassy meadow against leaching and erosion from the water of the sea. The project is designed based on the calculated future water rises, so that the border element is not affected by daily water fluctuations, but can withstand the rise of sea level in case of extreme weather events.
The concrete edge serves as a terrain support wall, as a huge step with a good height for seating, between the grassed landfill area and the new beach area. The new path and the concrete edge separate and define the beach area from the rest of the area, and provide more space for recreational stays. The concrete edge creates a clear boundary, but the artwork also unites the beach and meadow into a coherent artful beach park, as the necessary support wall is shaped into a beautiful and site specific landscape artwork. And apart from being a support wall and a big step, the concrete artwork is also meant for seating, playing, jumping, leaning on….
Karin Lorentzen’s integrated landscape sculpture consists of a series of concrete elements, all of which have a unique shape. The elements are laid out with a strong connection to the surrounding landscape. The landscaping of the area reintroduces the original winding spatiality and character of the beach meadow, and connects the area with the green in the north and the harbor to the south, inspired by the original ‘soft’ and winding edge between Hvidovre beach meadow and the sea. The concrete edges are inspired by some of nature’s own beautiful shapes – the structure of white cabbage. Karin Lorentzen has reinterpreted the geometry of white cabbage and used it in the design of the concrete elements which area based on the structure and geometry of the cabbage. Karin Lorentzen often works with plant morphology and nature shapes in her sculptures, both using full size plants and smaller elements like here, where thin cuts of cabbage have been enlarged and interpreted into concrete. Many kinds of cabbage and geometries were tested throughout the process in order to create the best spaces, twists and turns for the beach, and the entire line of the sculpture has been worked out by Karin Lorentzen and VEGA landskab on site, using rope and sticks to draw in full scale.
该项目与Aarhus Centivarefabrik A/S和Odivo模板机器人公司合作，探索了大型独特混凝土构件的局限性。在21个模具中铸造了64个元素。每一个元素都有可能以4种不同的方式使用，通过一个小的模板产品创造出一个多种可能性的系统。元素的过程创建不同大小的曲线，邀请客人在曲线创建的空间中单独或分组居住。小尺度上，卷心菜的解剖与人体的生理有关，大尺度上，卷心菜以波浪和海滩、草地交织的形态，反映了周围景观的特点。通过这种方式，该项目定居在景观中，并与人体对话。
The project has been an exploration into the limits of large scale unique concrete elements in a collaboration with Aarhus Cementvarefabrik a/s and Odivo Formwork Robotics. 64 elements were cast in 21 molds. Each element has the possibility of being used in 4 different ways, creating a system of many possibilities through a small produce of formwork. The course of elements creates curves of different sizes, inviting guests to stay individually or in groups in the spaces created by the curves. On a smaller scale the anatomy of the cabbage relates to the physiology of the human body, and on a larger scale it reflects the characteristics of the surrounding landscape with its waves and interwoven shapes of beach and meadows. In this way the project settles in the landscape and speaks to the human body.
The Beach Park was inaugurated in June 2017. Hvidovre Municipality and VEGA landskab are very happy with the result and the beach has been very popular and densely populated during the summer.
Entrant office name: VEGA landskab
Role of the entrant in the project: Landscape Architect and project leader
Other designers involved in the design of landscape: sculptor Karin Lorentzen
项目地点（街道、城市、国家）：Lodsvej 80，2650 Hvidovre，丹麦
Project location (Street, City, Country): Lodsvej 80, 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark
Design year: 2014-2017
Year Built: 2017