School of Nursing and Health Care Practice

Nuuk / Greenland / 2004

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The expansion of the School of Nursing and Health Care Practice involves two new built wings – a main wing, which runs parallel with the existing centre, and a transverse connecting wing. Containing the main entrance and a small library, the connecting wing appears as a bridge in the landscape. 


The bridge juts out from the main wing and highlights the meeting of the two volumes. Designed as a light and open construction of glass and larch, it is a transparent structure that connects the original building with the new main building.


The main building contains a lecture hall, teaching rooms and meeting rooms at entrance level, and a canteen facility and teachers’ offices in the lower ground floor. The main wing features a solid base façade and a lightweight superstructure clad with painted wood. Wood and glass dominate throughout. While wood gestures back to Greenlandic building traditions, glass is the modern European material of choice. Heritage, modernity, Greenland and Europe wrapped into one.

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    The expansion of the School of Nursing and Health Care Practice involves two new built wings – a main wing, which runs parallel with the existing centre, and a transverse connecting wing. Containing the main entrance and a small library, the connecting wing appears as a bridge in the landscape.  The bridge juts out from the main wing and highlights the meeting of the two volumes. Designed as a light and open construction of glass and larch, it is a transparent structure that...

    Project details
    • Year 2004
    • Work started in 2003
    • Work finished in 2004
    • Main structure Wood
    • Client Greenland’s Home Rule: Directorate for Housing & Infrastructure, Nuuk
    • Contractor MT Højgaard
    • Cost 3900000
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Colleges & Universities / Research Centres/Labs / Nursing homes, rehabilitation centres
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