ICEFIORD CENTER

Ilulissat / Greenland / 2020

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Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter has won the international competition to design The Icefiord Centre in Ilulissat. The city is located in the UNESCO-protected area on the west coast of Greenland.


At the western coast of Greenland lies the massive glacier Sermeq Kujalleq. 


For more than 250 years, glaciologists have studied the ancient glacier and its daily production of immense amounts of ice, and it remains an ideal spot for scientific observation of climate changes.
Dorte Mandrup has designed the new Icefiord Centre in Ilulissat to blend in with the impressive landscape, while offering local residents, tourists, and climate researchers the ultimate vantage point from which to absorb the historic atmosphere of the Icefiord.  
The Icefiord Centre will tell a story of ice, of human history and evolution on both a local and global scale.


The Icefiord area carries 4,000 years of cultural heritage and is essential for today’s understanding of climate changes.


Partners


(For the competition) 


Architect Kristine Jensens Tegnestue (landscape project)


Nohr & Sigsgaard Arkitektfirma


Masanti Engineers


Søren Jensen Engineers
Consultants


Niels Bennetzen (city planning)  


Professor of geology, Minik Thorleif Rosing of Copenhagen University/Geological Museum/Natural History Museum of Denmark.
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Expected by 2020

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    Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter has won the international competition to design The Icefiord Centre in Ilulissat. The city is located in the UNESCO-protected area on the west coast of Greenland. At the western coast of Greenland lies the massive glacier Sermeq Kujalleq.  For more than 250 years, glaciologists have studied the ancient glacier and its daily production of immense amounts of ice, and it remains an ideal spot for scientific observation of climate changes. Dorte Mandrup...

    Project details
    • Year 2020
    • Work finished in 2020
    • Client Government of Greenland, QAASUITSUP KOMMUNIA and REALDANIA
    • Status Current works
    • Type Multi-purpose Cultural Centres / Museums
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