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.
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.
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.