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Katuaq Culture Centre

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schmidt hammer lassen architects
 
location Nuuk
function community centre, culture, library
contributed by SHL

Nuuk Arts and Community Centre draws its inspiration from Greenland's dramatic and breathtaking arctic scenery, hallmarked by mountains, ice and low-angled light. A right-angled, L-shaped structure, which incorporates an art school, library, meeting facilities and administrative offices constitutes two of the complex's three elevations. The third, an undulating, slightly backward leaning screen, is the building's signature feature, facing out onto Nuuk's central urban space. Raised above the ground and draped inside and outside in golden larch it is an architectural metaphor for the northern lights. Between the screen and the L-shaped perimeter building lies the large foyer space with its three white freestanding elements: a triangle, square and circle.

 

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Katuaq Culture Centre
Address
Imaneq 21
Greenland
Project is public!
Opening hours Tuesday - Sunday: 11.00 - 21.00 / Monday: 16.00 - 21.00
Completion 1997
Floor area/size 4800 m2
Architect, Landscape architect, Urban plannerschmidt hammer lassen architects
Client Nordic Council of Ministers + Greenland's Home Rule + Nuuk Municipality
 
Project ID 2362
Latitude/Longitude 64°10'39N 51°44'21W
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