19 Sep 2023

„World Heritage Centre Wadden Sea” to Open 2025

„World Heritage Centre Wadden Sea” to Open 2025

(eap) A new interactive centre dedicated to the preservation of the Wadden Sea is currently under construction at the harbor of the Dutch fishing village Lauwersoog in the province of Groningen. The “World Heritage Centre Wadden Sea” will particularly highlight the value of the UNESCO-protected Wadden Sea and the ecological problems it faces. The facility is the result of an initiative by the Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen and will include an adventure area, a research center, seal ponds, and spaces for meetings and gastronomy.

The Dutch company NorthernLight and the Danish architectural firm Dorte Mandrup are responsible for the design of the centre. Construction is being handled by Bouwgroep Dijkstra Draisma together with Pranger-Rosier Installations. RYSE and abcnova are responsible for project management and construction project management.

Visitors will be able to see, feel, hear and taste the extraordinary ecosystem of the Wadden Sea – with their feet in the mud and the salty wind in their hair. They can learn more about life in and around the Wadden Sea, observe how seals are cared for, find out how the tides work, and lend a hand themselves. The World Heritage Centre uses projection mapping, among other things, which takes visitors on a journey through the formation of the Wadden Sea and lets them experience the interaction between humans and the Wadden Sea. The centre is to open in spring 2025. ■

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