Art & Architecture + [museum]

6800 Varde, Danimarca: BLÅVand Bunkermuseum by Bjarke Ingels Group

Located within the protected shoreland of Blåvand, the future museum finds a unique architectural expression merging with the untouched nature and landscape of western Jutland.

The museum is embedded within an earthen embankment built by the German forces during the World War Ii occupation of Denmark and is adjacent to the existing Tirpitz bunker.

BIG’s design sheds new light on Denmark’s war history, and it does so by balancing practical and playful forms.

The bunker’s dark and austere energy is balanced by the museum’s light, airy and modern features.

The resulting landscape features a mix of old and new forms, as natural and unnatural features dot the surrounding landscape of the museum.

Heavy concrete and metal is set next to light-toned steel and glass, creating a provocative sensory experience.

Clients: the Museum of Varde City and Vicinity

Location: Varde, DenmarkProject: Blåvand BunkerMuseum Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Project Team: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange, David Zahle, Andreas Klok Pedersen Project Leader: Brian Yang Team Member: Alina Tamosiunaite, Katazyna Siedlecka, Ryohei Koike

7.5/10 (789)