Launched on 08 July 2015
Competition sponsor: The government of Greenland, Qaasuitsup Municipality and Realdania
Endelig vinder: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter i samarbejde med Arkitekt Kristine Jørgensens tegnestue, Nøhr & Sigsgaard Arkitekter A/S, Masanti Arkitekter og Ingeniører, Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma A/S, konsulent Niels Bennetzen og konsulent Minik Thorleif Rosing.
Anne-Mette Bølling, architect MAA, ARKITEKTKONKURRENCERDK, acts as competition adviser throughout the competition period and will also be secretary to the assessment panel.
The GOVERNMENT OF GREENLAND, QAASUITSUP MUNICIPALITY and REALDANIA hereby invite interested parties to submit applications to prequalify for participation in an international competition for the design of a new icefjord centre at Ilulissat on the west coast of Greenland.
The centre is to accommodate the large number of visitors who each year come to see the icefjord and its unique natural surroundings.
The competition is a design competition that may be followed by a negotiated procedure. The competition promoters intend to select two or three winners of the design competition and to invite them to participate in a negotiated procedure.
The future icefjord centre is to be a local and international meeting place for tourists, climate researchers, debaters and official guests from all over the world. The new centre will be a gathering point for political debate on global climate change and a destination for tourists who are attracted
to the dramatic and distinctive icefjord scenery. The centre will also focus on Greenland and the cultural history of its people. People have lived in harmony with the icefjord for 4400 years, and fishing and hunting remain important activities in the area.
The design competition concerns building design and landscaping but not the actual exhibition design of the icefjord centre.
A Team ARKÍS ARKITEKTAR, Iceland
B Team DORTE MANDRUP ARKITEKTER, Denmark
C Team KENGO KUMA AND ASSOCIATES, Japan
D Team RINTALA EGGERTSSON ARCHITECTS, Norway
E Team SNØHETTA, Norway
F Team STUDIO OTHER SPACES / Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann, Germany
Site Visit 20. - 23. october 2015
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