The master plan defines the best conditions for combining commercial life, recreation, and water-related activities with residential amenities. The team began with a public life study, designing a plan that carefully balanced the behaviors observed with programs and strategies that foster public life with private and semi-private amenities in and around the nearby residential buildings.
The design for Bassin 7 puts public life first to create a dense, human-scaled waterfront with opportunities for a wide range of activities. Pockets of new public spaces intertwine with the residential structures throughout the plot approaching the waterfront promenade, connecting residents to an existing boat harbor and nearby town square (Nikoline Kochs Plads). Restaurants and cafés have been concentrated in prime locations to establish a vibrant and inviting zone, placed strategically with weather conditions–like wind and sunlight patterns–in mind.
In 2018, the Harbor Bath opened to the public, further activating the waterfront and creating a must visit destination in Aarhus. Today, the master plan and design of Bassin 7 breathes new life into the harborfront, balancing a vibrant public realm with private residences, and activating the spaces in between.
For more information, visit the Bassin 7 website.