Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Reveals Climate Research and Visitor Center in Greenland
Nestled in the Arctic landscape of Greenland's UNESCO-protected wilderness, Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter has completed the Ilulissat Icefjord Centre, a research and visitor center that highlights the effects of climate change. The structure blends into the surrounding landscape, offering visitors a unique panorama of the Icefjord, while observing the detrimental consequences that climate change has on the environment.
The Ilulissat Icefjord Centre tells the story of ice and hu-mankind, and how they evolved on the Greenlandic bedrock, the oldest in the world. The structure consists of 50 skeletal steel frames, shaped like a boomerang to resemble the remains of an animal. The wing-shaped structure levitates over the rugged site, sheltering the surrounding plot from snow build-up and freezing winds. During springtime, the melted snow follows its original path beneath the building …
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