Reclaiming the sea
While the harbour’s granite breakwaters provide safe berthing for fishing vessels, they also obstruct views out to sea. Reinstating the sea views was a driving factor behind Hasle Harbour Baths. The intention was for people to walk, sit and lie on the new structure which gave rise to the design concept of outdoor ‘carpeting’ that folded over the breakwaters. The largest of these, the ‘flygande mattan’, or ‘flying carpet’ forms the main structure.