The project, which was opened by the Danish Crown Princess Mary on 12 June, consists of two regions called exploratorium and nature arena. Located in the Danish city of Ringkøbing, the project emphasizes the importance of nature for people and is a kind of museum where the common relationship between man and nature can be experienced.
The “nature arena” in the center of Naturkraft, where a 17-kilometer-long section taken from Denmark’s Jutland region is exhibited, spreads over a total area of 5 hectares. Using this section, the designers reproduced 8 different nature pieces named Dune, Heathland, Swamp and Carbon Forest in a new man-made ecosystem.
In the project, which was produced to support a nature-based city / society model, there are three basic structures that combine experience and architecture: 600 meters long circle-shaped wall within 50 hectares of land; the landscape within this wall, containing local biotopes and installations; The main building, with an area of 5,500 square meters, telling the power of nature. All three areas focus on observation, participation and narration; It contains educational items about experience.
The Naturkraft project has been designed to have a monumental appearance in the environment, which is both integrated with the landscape and completely flat. From the 12-meter-high wall, the view of the Ringkøbing fjord can be watched, the strength of the west wind can be experienced and the landscape surrounding the wall can be observed.
At the top of the wall, there is a transparent building with an area of 5,500 square meters. The structure of the building is produced with ETFE. In this way, it is aimed that the visitors feel that they are in a tent-like structure that protects them from rain and wind but also allows them to experience the heat, sound and light of the outside environment.
The budget of the project of 300 million kronor was covered by private foundations, companies and the Municipality of Ringkøbing-Skjern.