The beginning of the Danish reunification
On November 17, 1918 the former politician and leading figure in the Danish reunification, Hans Peter Hanssen, gave a speech and proclaimed the 'Aabenraa Resolution' from the balcony of 'Folkehjem' to the 3000 people gathered in front of the historic building, which was the center of important political assemblies during the process of the Danish reunification.
The speech was the beginning of the referendum on February 10, 1920, which resulted in the reunification of Southern Jutland with Denmark.
Among the audience were women whose men were deployed for the World War I, as well as deserted young men and soldiers on Military leave, who attended illegally in the event in front of 'Folkehjem' on November 17, 1918.
The focal point of celebration
The area in front of 'Folkehjem' was the focal point of the reunification festivities in 1920. However, the post-war planning turned the symbolic square into a parking lot after the end of World War I.
A significant monument and an urban oasis
In connection with the centenary of the reunification of Denmark, the former square of celebration has undergone a transformation and is now called 'Genforeningsparken' (The Reunification Park).
The park will not only be a symbol of the historical reunification, but will also function as a public, urban oasis.
Aqua-Teknik are very proud to be a part of, and to make this symbolic project and significant monument possible. The park is intended to function as an attraction and a social free-space for tourists as well as the diverse citizens of Aabenraa.
The inauguration of 'Genforeningsparken' will take place on June 15, 2020, which is the 100th anniversary of the official Danish reunification.
Historic outdoor swimming facility is being restored in its original expression from the past - and renovated with water treatment systems of the future
In 1958, one of the first outdoor swimming facilities in Denmark, the so-called 'Vestbad', was inaugurated - to great excitement among the citizens of the local community in Rødovre and Brøndby municipality.
As the architectural facility soon became a social hub for a continuous growing number of visitors, the facility simultaneously began to suffer from wear and tear - especially in recent years, the facility was clearly marked by the fact that it has been frequently visited.
So, the 60-year-old facility needed a radical makeover which is exactly, what it is having right now.
The balance between new technology and original expression
The idea is to bring back the beauty of youth into the outdoor facility but still maintain the well-known original expression from 1958, designed by former city architect, Børge T. Lorenzen.
Beneath the surface of the beauty, the water treatment system of the facility is undergoing an extensive overhaul. But in contrast to the superficial restoration in the original expression, the renovation of the water treatment systems contains a modern and much more efficient water treatment technology compared to before. A system, that complies with todays' stricter standards for water quality.
And this is where Aqua-Teknik comes into the picture. We namely have the honor of installing 'Vestbadet' with brand new, complete water treatment systems - and transforming the worn-out water treatment systems into automatically controlled systems, which will save the facility from significant operational costs.
The development of water treatment technology has since the facility's opening in 1958 been rapidly growing due to growing concern and stricter regulations in terms of environment. Therefore, the water treatment systems are installed with the water treatment filtration system, Defender Filter, as the filters save massive amounts of water, energy and chemicals. Furthermore, Defender Filter requires minimum space as well as operational time. These are just some of the benefits associated with the new filtration systems of Vestbadet.
The reopening of Vestbadet is expected to take place in late summer 2019.
The iconic Vestbadet is designed by the city architect, Børge T. Lorenzen. The original expression from 1958 will remain unchanged.
The characteristic V-shaped diving tower has over the years faded due to corrosion damage and wear. The diving tower will of course maintain its original expression during the restoration, as it is one of the main landmarks of Vestbadet.
One of the main distinguishing features of Vestbadet, is the colorful water sculpture called 'Hønen'. The sculpture in the center of the spiral-shaped water playground was designed and created by landscape architect, Carl Th. Sørensen and garden architect, Junggren Have.
During winter 2019, the basins were covered by large, heated tents while the restoration of the pools were carried out. This was necessary in order to prevent the cold and frost from damaging pipes and components in the basins.
But this construction is a part of the brand new enlargement of the existing 'Roskilde Badet', which is really taking shape now.
On this very picture, the new 50 meter pool is on its way to be hosting lots of excited bathing guests with different purposes, for instance to participate in swimming competitions, to exercise, to receive swimming lessons and simply just to have fun with others and socialize.
Aqua-Teknik is the main contractor of the entire water treatment system for the extension of the well-known 'Roskilde Badet'.
All three water treatment systems are installed with Defender Filter - energy efficient water treatment.
Our sense of structure, order and quality is reflected in everything we do, including our workplace on-site.
In week 41, AQUA-TEKNIK initiated water treatment projects for the following clients at three different locations in Denmark:
During the next weeks and months, AQUA-TEKNIK are installing new, complete water treatment systems for the different facilities with various purposes. This week, the facilities were provided with key components.
Defender filters are installed for each one of the projects initiated in week 41. The above picture is from the activity facility 'Grønningen Brønderslev', which has a therapy pool.
Only the best water quality is good enough for the visitors of the therapy pool at 'Grønningen Brønderslev', wherefore this excellent filtration system was chosen.
The therapy pool will already be available for the visitors of the facility again in week 47.
We are proud to announce, that AQUA-TEKNIK is the main contractor for the water treatment system of the popular swimming facility, Roskilde Badet, in connection with the renovation and expansion of the facility.
For many years, the renewal of the facility has been on the drawing board and is now to be realized.
AQUA-TEKNIK is responsible for the design, delivery and installation of the complete water treatment system for all of the new pools, consisting of:
The facility is expected to be completed and open for exciting swimming guests by the beginning of 2019.
AQUA-TEKNIK was chosen as main contractor for the water treatment system of the prestigious project ‘Vestre Fjordpark’, which is currently in progress.
A part of the future Vestre Fjordpark is presently a famous outdoor swimming facility in Aalborg, used by approximately 80.000 people on an annual basis. However, the facility needed renewal, and it was decided to make a radical transformation in order to attract even more residents and tourists to the so-called “recreational crown jewel of Aalborg”. Therefore, the facility will not only contain a modernized outdoor swimming area, but will function as an experience center with opportunity for windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking and other outdoor activities as well.
The 165.000 square meters experience center is ready for inauguration in the spring 2017, when Aalborg hosts the great DGI dance event.
As a symbol of the 3000 people who showed up at the area in front og 'Folkehjem' to attend H. P. Hanssens speech in 1918, footprints are today reconstructed in the granite tiles, which form the foundation of the reestablished 'Genforeningspark' in front of 'Folkehjem'.
King Christian X. and Queen Alexandrine participated in the celebration of the Danish reunification in 1920 at the area in front of 'Folkehjem'.
The many vertical fountain waterjets that are installed below the ground of 'Genforeingsparken', and which are part of the complete fountain watertreatment systems, are controlled from this technician room.
In the evening, when the sun sets, the waterjets are illuminated by small spotlights, which create a very special atmosphere in the park.