A staircase in the building follows these spaces, culminating on a communal roof terrace with views of the harbour, Svendborg Sund and the city. The ground floor, the tall spaces, the atrium and the roof terrace together form the building's social infrastructure, which makes it easy to find your way in the building and becomes a meeting place for the many different activities in the building.
The interior walls between the atrium and the teaching rooms have sections of glass to ensure visibility and dialogue. Overall, the building has a simple and honest expression based on functionality and utilisation.
The new SIMAC is expected to be completed for inauguration in 2023 and will accommodate approximately 900 students training to become captains, ship officers and engineers.
C.F. Møller Architects and EFFEKT have in collaboration designed both the new SIMAC and a masterplan for the development of the surrounding port area, as the winning proposal in an architectural competition held in 2019 by the SMUC (Svendborg Maritime Uddannelsescenter) Foundation, who is behind The new SIMAC with support from the A.P. Møller Fonden. Engineering: Moe. Construction: MT Højgaard.