An evolving piece of coastal infrastructure
In an age of climatic instability and growing social unrest, this project deliberates the role of narrative and authorship in relation to wider events. A shifting landscape across planes large and small prompts discussion of the re-imagined and the novel. The project is a piece of infrastructure, a column supporting a clifftop viewing platform that evolves into a cliff-side heritage museum, then a coastal design research facility then an offshore drone port.
As the fringe of land ventures inland, so to the fading Vendsyssel cliffside reveals new parts of a buried column, the emergence of new space to be inhabited with floors. The needle-like foundation offers itself up as a platform for design experimentation and as a visual landmark, both as a prompt for reflection and a means with which to interact with the place. Vertical programming allows for an intimacy with the cliff that grows spatially and flexes functionally over time.
While the design emphasizes the processional state of the present, its future remains uncertain. The building’s ‘turbine-like’ steel structure prepares it for a future at sea, as a marker of time passed.