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Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has won the invited competition to design Greenland’s new National gallery of art in the capital city of Nuuk.

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A collaborative effort with TNT Nuuk, Ramboll Nuuk, Andarkitekti, the proposal was unanimously selected over six other Nordic architects including Norwegian Snøhetta and Finnish Heikkinen-Komonen.

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Conceived as a projection of a geometrically perfect circle on the sloped site, the new
3000 m2 museum is a courtyard building that combines a comprehensive layout with
a sensitive adaption to the landscape.

The resulting form resembles a melted ring that follows the natural topography to imply the metaphor of a glacier or drifting snow.

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