The support points are established along the coastline in the municipalities of Svendborg, Langeland, Ærø and Faaborg-Midtfyn. The designation “blue support points” is used because they in different ways support the many popular activities by the sea.
The project was initiated by the cross-municipal company Naturturisme I/S which in 2011 selected six special user groups for an outdoor recreational activities strategy for the South Funen archipelago: sea kayakers, anglers, yachtsmen, divers and under water hunters, surfers and regular people who love nature.
The outdoor living support points in the South Funen archipelago are examples of a wonderful and inspired architectural change of the sleep shelters that are known from many locations around the country. The outdoor living support points in the South Funen archipelago have a strong local reference but also have a universal configuration that can both provide inspiration for new buildings for outdoor living or be used as they are in other locations.
The five buildings in the family of support points have different qualities and can be configured and combined in different ways.
“The Monkfish” is a big shelter that can house nine adults spending the night distributed between a lounge area at ground level and two bed lofts. The building can be heated from an oven and a solar panel which makes it possible to recharge your mobile phone far from any ordinary power source. “The Monkfish” can also be used as a bird-watching plateau by changing the top bed loft. “The Lumpfish” can be placed both on land or on a floating pontoon in the sea. It can be used for a place to spend the night or as a sauna. “The Viviparous Blenny” is designed to be able to house gear or to be a drying area, a changing room and a bathroom. “The Sea Scorpion” can be set up as a place to spend the night, a storage room or a changing room. “The Garfish” is primarily configured as a kayak hotel with room for up to nine kayaks but can also work as a packed lunch place for larger groups.