Moens Feriepark will be the first DBNG-certified holiday park in Denmark, completely in line with the UN’s climate objectives.
Kayaking along the coast, hiking along the Camønoen route and a glistening sea of stars in an unpolluted night’s sky. These are just a few of the many outstanding experiences with nature that will define Moens Feriepark.
The park, which will be located by the bay of Hjelm Bugt along the southeastern coast of Møn, will offer guests a new and unique opportunity to enjoy nature in architecturally stylish surroundings.
The holiday park will be built from sustainable and recycled materials from previous developments while also incorporating all of the latest energy-saving technologies into its design.
This will make Møns Feriepark one of the first DGNB-certified holiday parks in Denmark, completely in line with the UN’s climate objectives.
Illustration of the finished project
When the holiday park is complete, it will consist of just under 69 small accommodation clusters with 497 holiday homes in total. These clusters will give guests ample opportunities to arrange their stay around the extended family with focus placed firmly on spending quality time together, and there is also a broad range of activities on offer for guests in search of adventure – and without the need to compromise on comfort or quality.
The houses will offer direct access to a wealth of exciting activities in nature such as hiking, running, horseback riding, cycling and much, much more.
Down by the bay, guests will be able to take in the gorgeous coast from the water on a kayak or sailboat. The enticing jetty invites visitors to jump right into the waves while a sauna allows for enjoyment all year round. Or alternatively, guests can stay cosy in the indoor pool.
At the core of the development is a loving design which naturally integrates the beach, dunes and orchards through the use of cycle lanes, walking paths and through boardwalks in the wetland areas.
The park’s areas of natural beauty, with their direct access to the beach, forest and sea, are therefore well-suited to the modern family, who are looking not just for waterparks, but for activity and inspiration.
Cliffs of Denmark is the company behind the large-scale holiday park on Møn. Cliffs of Denmark is affiliated with the global investment firm Great Global Holdings which has an extensive international portfolio comprising primarily of shopping centres, industrial buildings and rental properties located predominantly in the USA/South America, the United Arab Emirates and in Europe. Great Global Holdings is headquartered in London.
GGH’s founder and director John Bengt Møller holds a degree in economics from CBC, formerly Copenhagen Business College, and he started his career in 1980/84 as an investment officer at the Industrialisation Fund for Developing Countries (IFU). Then John continued his career at Flexplan in Ecuador, Kay Wilhelmsen in London and Hanseatic Group in Germany.
In 2007, John Bengt founded Moeller, GGH, which owns the FCA regulated fund management & Hedge Fund, MSS Real Estate LLP & Double Keys LLP, which oversees the operation of the GGH Group property portfolio and investments. He has more than 40 years’ experience within property development and investment, both abroad and in Denmark.
Cliffs of Denmark
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The Royal Library in Copenhagen
Schmidt / Hammer / Lassen architects
Morten Schmidt, from one of Scandinavia’s most acclaimed and award-winning architectural firms, Schmidt Hammer Lassen, has been tasked with designing and developing Moens Feriepark.
Schmidt Hammer Lassen has a unique and distinguished tradition of delivering on high-quality international architecture projects, and their work is deeply anchored in Nordic architectural traditions based on democracy, welfare, aesthetics, light, sustainability and social responsibility – all the same qualities that lie at the heart of Moens Feriepark.
Schmidt Hammer Lassen has previously designed Aros Art Museum and the Black Diamond Cultural Centre, and
the firm is also behind a long stretch of other impressive projects, both in Denmark and around the world.
In January 2018, the company became part of the global architect firm Perkins & Will, and in addition to Copenhagen, Schmidt Hammer Lassen also currently has offices in Aarhus and Shanghai, from which SHL delivers international architecture of the highest quality to clients all over the world.
Schmidt Hammer Lassen primarily specialises in cultural and educational buildings, offices, professional services, retail and residential developments, often in mixed-use projects and complex urban contexts.
Most of their projects span multiple aspects in scale, from interior and concept design through to master plans and from project design through to urban development and landscape.
The architectural firm has ample global experience in the design of libraries and other public and cultural landmarks, including the Katuaq Cultural Centre in Nuuk, Greenland (1997), the extension of the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen (1999), the ARoS Art Museum in Aarhus (2004), the Halifax Central Library in Canada (2015) and the largest public library in Scandinavia, the Dokk1 Library in Aarhus (2015).
SHL places great value on projects which interact with their urban context, their wider surroundings and their social environment, such as Malmö Live – a concert venue/convention centre/hotel complex in Sweden (2015), Nigbo Home of Staff in China (under construction) and the Christchurch Central Library in New Zealand (under construction).
As a Danish architectural firm, SHL has a keen interest in contributing towards local development all across the country. The project’s lead architect, Morten Schmidt, is therefore looking forward to: “creating an attractive base for tourists and visitors who want to enjoy Møn’s magnificent natural beauty and the many exciting projects that have been undertaken to boost tourism.”
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Tūranga is the largest public library in Christchurch, New Zealand
Schmidt / Hammer / Lassen architects
Ever since the founding of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in 1987, Morten Schmidt has amassed considerable experience and expertise within the planning and design of larger scale libraries and cultural institutions all over the world.
Through his role as a leading design architect for public sector architectural projects, he has garnered ample experience in the solution of complex assignments, collaborated with multiple stakeholders simultaneously and advised customer groups and public sector agencies as a part of the development process.
His expertise encompasses the development and communication of breathtaking visions based on cutting-edge design and enduring quality.
Morten’s training in the free-thinking Waldorf School has been fundamental in nurturing and shaping the creativity and artistic freedom that permeate his work.
Under his leadership, Schmidt Hammer Lassen won a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture for the Halifax Central Library in Canada (2016) and an EU Award for Best Collaboration for the Dokk1 Library in Aarhus (2012).
Morten was also the lead designer on the Christchurch Central Library in New Zealand (2018), the redevelopment of the State Library in Victoria, Australia (2020), and the Shanghai Library East in China (2020).
Over the last twenty years, Morten has also worked on the Highlands Branch Library in Edmonton, Canada (2013), Halmstad Library (2016) and Växjö Library (2003) in Sweden and the extension of the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen (1999).
Finally, Morten was also a jointly-responsible partner on the Katuaq Cultural Centre in Greenland, the Sir Duncan Rice Library in Scotland and the ARoS Art Museum in Aarhus.
ARoS museum of art in Aarhus
Schmidt / Hammer / Lassen architects
The preparation of the EIA report, the local plan and the project planning for Møns Feriepark has been entrusted with engineering consultancy firm NIRAS, which is behind iconic construction projects such as DOKK 1 in Aarhus, DR’s concert hall and more.
NIRAS is reaching a wider audience when it comes to sustainable projects such as the overall global wind power venture.
Similarly, NIRAS has played a critical role in a new water project that allows Carlsberg to reduce the consumption of water at its brewery in Fredericia by half, to recycle 90% of the process water and to cut the overall consumption of water by half as well.
NIRAS has designed dairies and breweries all over the world, participated in road construction projects in Norway and helped solve environmental challenges in Sweden. It has a wide range of experts and works across a large geographical area – with 51 offices in 27 countries and countless projects underway the world over.
Its projects span across everything from processing facilities and construction projects – energy, environment and infrastructure – through to development aid and urban planning, and they generally contribute towards solving bigger societal challenges through knowledge.
NIRAS prides itself on creating sustainable solutions for the construction sector, development aid projects and major infrastructure projects in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
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Middelgrundens wind farm, in Øresund
Civil engineer Karol Marcinkowski, former director of NIRAS from 1996–2016 and current Honorary Ambassador of NIRAS, now director of Sticam Aps, is the project manager behind the project.
Marcinkowski was born in Poland, and in 1972 he graduated as a civil engineer from the Cracow University of Technology.
In 1973, he started working for the consulting engineering firm Viggo Madsen & Folmer Andersen while also serving as a consultant and interpreter for Danish politicians, officials and housing association representatives when they visited Eastern Europe.
In 1980, he began working for the consulting engineering firm Abrahamsen & Nielsen, and in 1982 he made partner before then going on to became the director and sole owner of the firm.
In 1996, he sold the company to NIRAS, where he became a director with special responsibility for the company’s international activities. Over the course of many years, Karol Marcinkowski has spearheaded NIRAS’ development and expansion in Eastern Europe and the company’s Polish subsidiary.
Karol Marcinkowski also sat on the NIRAS Group’s board of directors until 2016.
Karol Marcinkowski has received several distinctions, and he was knighted in his native Poland in 2016. Between 2009 and 2012, he was part of a special group of consultants working with the Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Waldemar Pawlak, under the Donald Tusk administration.
From 2003 to 2006, Karol Marcinkowski was a member of the board of directors of Greta Mikaelsens Fond which supports homeless families in Poland and which has, among other things, financed the construction of a new school for socially excluded groups in Poznan.
In 2004, Karol Marcinkowski was also awarded the Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski Grand Prix for his outstanding contribution to economic cooperation between Poland and Denmark.
At NIRAS, Karol Marcinkowski has always been a strong advocate and driving force when it comes to sustainable construction – which is currently a major focus area for the internationally recognised engineering firm.
DR’s Concert Hall, in Copenhagen
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