The dome-shaped structure will frame views of the surroundings
Bjarke Ingels Group to design waterfront stadium for Greenland
he studio of Danish architect
new centre of gravity” to bind
the Sermersooq municipality – will
design a new indoor football
the city together. He added the
also feature a commercial centre.
stadium for Greenland.
project could have the same
For this, BIG have proposed a radial
impact in Greenland as the Sydney
distribution of colourful pitched-
Opera House had in Australia.
roof houses as a celebration of
gathering point” for the capital city Nuuk by creating a modern
The wider complex – funded by
Bjarke Ingels have agreed to
BIG will create “a new
This will be a new centre of gravity for Nuuk
Ingels pledged to design “a
For the design, BIG have been
Greenland’s traditional architecture. A circular courtyard will function
stadium on a disused plot of
inspired by the culture and
land, with several large windows
environment of Greenland and
both as common space where people
providing views of the harbour,
its natural phenomena, including
can meet, and also as a circulation
surrounding fjords and the bay.
the northern lights, waterfalls,
and parking space for the complex.
The stadium is one component of the wider Cultural and Commercial
icebergs and the waves of the sea. The elegant dome-shaped
In a recent interview, Ingels argued modern-day stadiums “are
Complex, which will also include
structure – visible from all parts
dinosaurs” that lack individuality,
BIG’s forthcoming Greenland
of the city – will frame views of
because the same few studios win
National Gallery of Art. That
the surroundings and shelter
all the projects. He said: “It becomes
building, which the studio began
the stadium from the elements.
this self-fulfilling prophecy where
developing following a 2011 compe-
The organic wooden form and
you have to be a stadium designer
tition win, was previously set to be
snow-covered roof will evoke the
to design a stadium. And that
located on far west coast of Nuuk.
image of a glacier or snowdrift.
means they’re all the same.”
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