Zwin Natuur Park, Knokke-Heist
Construction of a touristic and educational nature centre and of a bird observatory for the visitors of the Zwin natural park, in Occidental-Flanders, at the border between Belgium and the Netherlands.
New Build Zwin Natuur Park www.zwin.be
Location Knokke-Heist, Belgium.
Project Cost 5.8 million € (co-funded by the European Union).
Time Frame Competition: 2011. Design: 2012-2013. Opening: November 2016.
Owner Province of West Flanders, and the Nature and Forest Agency of the Flemish region, Belgium.
Seat Count A visitor centre with a 90-seat auditorium, a 200-seat multifunctional room, an exhibition space and a cafeteria. A bird observation centre. Outdoor auditorium and resting areas. Total area: 600 m².
Uses A touristic and educational nature centre aiming at optimising recreation and ecotourism.
Services Comprehensive acoustic consulting services from design to completion. Soundscaping studies for the Zwinpark.
Team Thomas Wulfrank, project manager, Kahle Acoustics.