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Illustration of the harbour bath , Source: Bitten & Mads Clausen Foundation

Sønderborg receives a harbour bath and modernised sports centre as gifts

Sønderborg receives a harbour bath and modernised sports centre as gifts

The recreational facilities will make the Danish municipality more attractive

In 1971, the Bitten & Mads Clausen Foundation was founded to help support the activities of the Danish engineering company Danfoss. Over the past five decades, it has contributed over DKK 2 billion (over EUR 268 million) to the development of the South Jutland area. Now, the Foundation will celebrate its 50th anniversary by donating two gifts to Sønderborg Municipality.

Investing in recreational facilities

The Bitten & Mads Clausen Foundation will present the Danish municipality with a harbour bath and an extension of the current Skansehallerne sports centre. According to a press release, the Fund hopes that these attractions will improve life in Sønderborg and create a better framework for leisure, sports, and culture.

Expanding on the gifts, the Foundation further shared that the harbour bath will feature two basins, a spring tower, and a space where visitors can sunbathe. The construction of this attraction has been set for the summer of 2023. The reconstruction and expansion of the Skansehallerne sports centre, on the other hand, will be implemented together with Sønderborg Municipality in 2024.

“On behalf of the entire Sønderborg Municipality, I would like to thank you [the Foundation] for the two beautiful anniversary gifts, which will be of benefit and joy to all citizens. The gifts are visible signs of the admirable development of Sønderborg Municipality, which the Bitten & Mads Clausen Foundation has helped to shape for 50 years.

The Foundation has taken a very large co-responsibility for the development of the area, and a strong collaboration has been built up between Sønderborg Municipality and the Foundation to promote potentials and growth,” Mayor of Sønderborg Erik Lauritzen stated.

With the two donations, the Foundation hopes to enhance the quality of life in Sønderborg and improve conditions for the residents, tourists, and business community. To view illustrations of the two projects, see the gallery above.  

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