C.F. Møller and EFFEKT win architectural competition for the new SIMAC

C.F. Møller and EFFEKT win architectural competition for the new SIMAC - C.F. Møller. Photo: C.F. Møller Architects & EFFEKT

27.2.2019 | The new SIMAC (Svendborg International Maritime Academy) will be the maritime educational institution of the future at the harbour in Svendborg. The open, flexible and modern learning institution is designed by C.F. Møller Architects and EFFEKT.

 

In 2022, the new buildings will be ready to educate future leaders for The Blue Denmark and a number of other innovative industries. In addition to the new SIMAC, the winning team has also prepared a masterplan for how a new district at the North Quay - with housing and businesses - can take shape. It includes a specific proposal for a reopening of Kobberbækken, which will provide new urban green areas and secure this part of Svendborg against any potential extreme rainfall in the future.


The architectural competition was carried out by the SMUC Foundation (Svendborg Maritime Education Centre Foundation), which was founded with the purpose of owning, developing and building the new SIMAC, as well as operating land and buildings in cooperation with SIMAC. Among other things, the project has been made possible thanks to a substantial donation of DKK 100 million from A.P. Møller and his wife Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller’s Foundation for Public Purposes.

 

The new SIMAC winning project signals openness, flexibility and room for ideas
The proposal from C.F. Møller Architects and EFFEKT was selected as the final winner of stage 2 of the architectural competition. The judging committee describes the winning proposal as a strong starting point for establishing the new educational building and for the municipality's further work on the development of the North Quay.

 

Chairman of the Board of the SMUC Foundation, Frederik Ejlers, says,

“In the judging committee, we decided that C.F. Møller Architects and EFFEKT has presented an exciting and well-organised educational institution that reflects SIMAC's focus and visions on openness and flexibility. The new SIMAC will act as a beacon on the North Quay, and the winning project's fine sense of scale provides transitions to the harbour's other large buildings and open spaces. In short: we think the new building testifies to a powerful and energetic institution with room for ideas and great inventiveness.”


Mayor Bo Hansen (S), Svendborg Municipality, says:
“The new SIMAC is part of The Blue Edge, which preserves and future-proofs the harbour in Svendborg. We are very pleased to have received a specific proposal for a masterplan for the area at North Quay, which provides space for both housing and workplaces. We will have nice access to the harbour. The structure and density of the new district resembles the old Svendborg. And the proposal for opening Kobberbækken will provide green connection paths and the necessary protection against extreme rainfall. The work of realising the visions in the masterplan is the responsibility of the municipality and will receive strong focus in the coming years.”

 

Director Jesper Bernhardt, SIMAC, says:
“We look forward to bringing ships, maritime experiments and the latest technology to the port. With the new framework, we can strengthen innovation and business development in the area. We can also meet the increasing demand for maritime education. The new SIMAC will be a very attractive place to learn, and we can strengthen our role as a maritime powerhouse that can attract and retain talent in Svendborg.”

 

A combination of modern educational buildings and focus on amenities for the city
The jury commends the winning team for their responsiveness and good co-operation skills in the competition phase. This is promising for further cooperation with the SMUC Foundation to realize the new SIMAC. And with Svendborg Municipality regarding the further development of the master plan for the North Quay.

 

Julian Weyer, Partner and Architect at C.F. Møller Architects says:
“We are very pleased that our proposal for the new SIMAC and the masterplan has been well received. The new SIMAC is a tribute to the port's distinctive architecture and maritime environment - a flexible and modern building, which through open, rough and robust surroundings lends itself to cooperation. The educational institution will become an integral part of the city and play alongside the new green and recreational urban environments along the harbour."

 

Sinus Lynge, Partner and Architect at EFFEKT, continues:
“The vision for the new SIMAC is to strengthen the connection between the city, the North Quay and the harbour as a whole. The building can become a landmark for the transformation of Svendborg Harbour and act as a catalyst for city life, education and new businesses at the harbour.”


Contact
Chairman of the Board Frederik Ejlers
Tel: + 45 4068 4101
Email: fe@bauherr.dk

 

Read more about the new SIMAC, the competition and the judge's report:
www.SMUC.dk

 

Link to press photo download:
www.SMUC.dk/galleri

 

Read more about Svendborg Municipality's plans for the harbour at:
www.fremtidenshavn.dk


SMUC Fonden
Graaesvej 27
5700 Svendborg
CVR number: 38439375

 

Background

Architects:
The new SIMAC and the masterplan for North Quay has been designed by C.F. Møller Architects and EFFEKT Architects with C.F. Møller Architects as Lead Consultant.


C.F. Møller Architects have great experience with the construction of school and teaching buildings as well as masterplans and urban space projects, among other projects in both Denmark and abroad.


EFFEKT has extensive experience in managing complex urban development projects and won the competition for the realisation of the "Harbour of the Future" - Svendborg Municipality's climate protection and urban development project for the entire Svendborg Harbour.

 

The building:
The new SIMAC will have a gross area of 12,500 m² and contain common areas (such as Campus Square and Open Learning Centre), teaching areas (in different sizes, two auditoriums, laboratories/workshops and simulator centres with virtual learning environments), rooms for administration and technical rooms.

Architectural competition and masterplan:
To ensure uniformity and coherence between the competition area and Svendborg Municipality's overall development plan "The Harbour of the Future - Development plan for Svendborg harbour” and between the new SIMAC and the environment, the architectural competition included several elements:

  • A detailed plan for a new knowledge and education institution; the new SIMAC at the harbour quay.
  • An outline project for a new maritime business park, as the closest neighbour to SIMAC.
  • A masterplan for a new district with housing, recreational areas and parking facilities at the North Quay.

 

Division of responsibilities:

  • The SMUC Foundation has completed and paid for the architectural competition for the entire North Quay.
  • Svendborg Municipality has overall responsibility for all government work and the further work on realising the masterplan for the area.
  • The SMUC Foundation is responsible for financing, developing and building the new SIMAC.
  • Svendborg Maritime Business Park P/S is responsible for financing, completing and building the maritime business park.

 

Schedule:
May 2018: The architectural competition is launched.
February 2019: The winner of the architectural competition is announced.
2019: Project planning, local plans and building permits and contract tenders.
2020-2022: Construction
2022: Expected inauguration

 

Project Description The New SIMAC
Project Description Master Plan
SMUC Fonden

News

Subscribe to newsletter

C.F. Møller Architects win MIPIM Award

15.3.2019 | C.F. Møller Architects have received a MIPIM Award and commendation for two British projects at this year’s MIPIM Awards in Cannes.

The world’s first walk-friendly connection

12.3.2019 | C.F. Møller Architects unveil masterplan that creates the world`s first 100% walk-friendly connection between an international airport, nature and urban city functions.

Updated plans for new Opera and Cultural Centre

5.3.2019 | The new plans demonstrate a reinforced concept, which strengthens cooperation between the four cultural providers and contributes to an overall revitalisation of Kristiansund.

C.F. Møller Architects at MIPIM

4.3.2019 | MIPIM is the world’s leading property market and C.F. Møller Architects will be participating with Partners, Associated Partners and Studio Managers. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a meeting in Cannes.

Competition win for the new SIMAC

27.2.2019 | The new SIMAC (Svendborg International Maritime Academy) will be the maritime educational institution of the future at the harbour in Svendborg. The open, flexible and modern learning institution is designed by C.F. Møller Architects and EFFEKT.

Sweden’s tallest timber building

26.2.2019 | C.F. Møller Architects is behind Sweden's tallest timber building, which is now accepting its first tenants. The building is made of solid timber, and is situated in Västerås, an hour from Stockholm, as a landmark for the area and a benchmark for a sustainable future.

Major new school assignment in Sweden

11.2.2019 | C.F. Møller Architects has been commissioned to design Haninge Municipality's new landmark Vega School and Activity Building. The assignment also includes designing ten new pre-schools based on a typical pre-school model.

Green light for Blackhorse Yard development

6.2.2019 | C.F. Møller Architects, Catalyst housing association and Swan Housing Association are delighted to announce that Waltham Forest Council has voted to approve plans to build a new housing-led mixed-use development at the former Webbs Industrial Estate on Blackhorse Lane. The project, known as Blackhorse Yard, includes 100% affordable housing and a variety of commercial uses.

New partner and CEO at C.F. Møller Architects

14.1.2019 | C.F. Møller's current COO, lawyer Lone Bendorff, joins the partnership and is also appointed new CEO at C.F. Møller Architects.

Win competition in Belgium

7.1.2019 | C.F. Møller Architects and BRUT jointly win the competition for an ambitious urban development project in Ostend, Belgium.

Appoints new Associate Partner

17.12.2018 | Jonas Toft Lehmann becomes an Associate Partner with C.F. Møller Architects as of 1st January

Brewery site made livable in Denmark

4.12.2018 | C.F. Møller Architects transforms old Danish brewery site into a new vibrant hood in Aarhus.

The school of the future is created through interaction between politics, education and architecture

3.12.2018 | On 27th November Copenhagen International School and C.F. Møller Architects hosted a debate on the nature of future seats of learning. The panel included architects, an educational expert, a head teacher, school students and politicians.

Biomedicum inaugurated

30.11.2018 | Today saw the inauguration of Karolinska Institutet's new research building, Biomedicum in Solna, north of Stockholm and designed by C.F. Møller Architects. The new building houses five departments and is designed to create natural encounters and collaboration between the different fields of research.

Live from Copenhagen International School

27.11.2018 | We are discussing the future of learning spaces as an interplay between architecture, politics and pedagogy at Copenhagen International School today and everyone can watch the discussion live (in Danish).

Two awards and honorable mention from Los Angeles

15.11.2018 | C.F. Møller Architects win two awards and a honorable mention from the Architecture Masterprize 2018, Los Angeles.

Danish Event - Skoler for fremtiden

9.11.2018 | C.F. Møller Architects og Copenhagen International School inviterer til debat om fremtidens skole.

Double sustainability win for CI

9.11.2018 | Copenhagen International School is named both the overall winner and winner in its category of the Active House Award 2018.

Maersk Tower nominated for EU Mies Award 2019

7.11.2018 | The Maersk Tower in Copenhagen has been shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019.

Maersk Tower receives award

2.11.2018 | The Maersk Tower in Copenhagen receives a Better Building Award in the category ‘Best International Development’ at a ceremony in London.

Commemorating Christian Frederik Møller

31.10.2018 | Today, October 31st 2018, we can celebrate our founder's 120th birthday.

Opening of hospital project in Bergen

19.10.2018 | A new extension to Haraldplass Hospital is being opened in Bergen on 23rd October. The project has been designed by C.F. Møller Architects and is characterised by two atria that deliver plenty of daylight and eliminate traditional long corridors.

New office space in London

17.10.2018 | C.F. Møller Architects’ London branch has grown out of the office at Metropolitan Wharf and is moving into a bigger space at Shoreditch in London October 22.

Participates in digital development project

10.10.2018 | C.F. Møller Architects is contributing to an increase in productivity within the construction sector through a collaborative project that seeks to simplify the use of BIM (Building Information Modelling).
Show more