ARCTIC Cultural Attraction to talk about the connected cultures of Denmark, Greenland and the Arctic
ARCTIC is a new cultural center for Denmark, designed by CEBRA Architecture
CEBRA Architecture has announced design of ARCTIC Cultural Attraction, a new museum and research center to unfold and communicate between Denmark, Greenland and the Arctic, the ARCTIC Museum will be in the Hundested harbour , Halsnæs, Denmark.
The architecture of ARCTIC Cultural Attraction is inspired by the Arctic forces of nature and the buildings’ rounded form is designed to withstand this harsh climate. This gives ARCTIC its sculptural forms and curved lines from its three conjoined domes, as well the areas directly outside the building.
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The ARCTIC project goals to talk about the close connection that exists between Denmark, Greenland and the Arctic.
The new cultural attraction will communicate topics, such as the meeting between the three cultures, the indigenous people of Greenland, climate issues and the exploitation of natural resources.
ARCTIC is a building that has a both strong local presence as part of the city and at the same time stands out as a national and international attraction. The city of Hundested is already known as the home of Knud Rasmussen’s House, and it is therefore natural that ARCTIC will be located here. As a strong local attraction with an international outlook, the ARCTIC will contribute developing the existing cultural environment at the harbour of Hundested.
The building of ARCTIC museum is located on the existing pier, which is opened up as an island and used. The design of the island is an integrated part of ARCTIC’s program and activities. Using this space results in an architectonic expression that should make visible links to Greenland and the Arctic. At the same time, the white domes, soft forms of the landscape and curved lines around the building establish clear associations to a landscape of Arctic snow and ice.
Location: Hundested, HalsnæS, Dk
Client: HalsnæS Kommune
Size: 3000 M² New Building
Architect: CEBRA Architecture