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Energy & Utilities

New Snekkersten Waterworks


Elsinore-based utilities company Forsyning Helsingør is building a new Snekkersten Waterworks, including a new plant, and inviting residents inside for a tale about water. Gottlieb Paludan Architects is the lead architect behind the new Snekkersten Waterworks

The site of Snekkersten’s new waterworks enjoys a view across Snekkersten and the Øresund sound. The new waterworks is being created on high ground that slopes down towards Øresund, taking advantage of the terrain to incorporate the big clean-water tanks so that they not only appear smaller but also reflect the natural gravitational force of the water.

The waterworks is organized into one technical wing and one visitors’ and staff wing. The processing plant is symmetrically structured and located in a cubic building with Corten steel façades that tower over the low concrete wing. A large glazed section will be constructed facing the Øresund and overlooking the tanks, while water pumps along the façade and visible downpipes also contribute to the watery narrative.

The new Snekkersten Waterworks is being built by Forsyning Helsingør. The building is being designed by Gottlieb Paludan Architects and the project realized as a turnkey contract in collaboration with Krüger A/S, CC Brun A/S and ISC Ingeniører A/S.

The building and processing plant will be planned in 2018 and is scheduled for completion in 2019.

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