Competition client: The Government of Greenland, Qaasuitsup Municipality and Realdania
The competition: 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 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.
Competition type: 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 design competition concerns building design and landscaping but not the actual exhibition design of the icefjord centre.