The visitor center in Ribe, a small town in the southwest part of Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula, has been renovated and enlarged by the Copenhagen-based architect Dorte Mandrup, and the new building was recently inaugurated. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Wadden Sea National Park stretches on to Germany and the Netherlands. Fifteen million birds stop for food in its marshes during their migratory flights. The construction emerges from the ground, drawing a soft long profile against the horizon. Containing 2,800 square meters of space, it blends into the landscape with a sculptural thatched roof rooted in local building tradition. The original visitor pavilion had three wings and a fourth one has been added, referencing nearby farmhouses.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.