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


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.

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. Source and images Courtesy of C.F. Møller.

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