Museum Center Blåvand.
Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2017.
Museum Center Blåvand integrates four independent institutions - a bunker museum, an amber museum, a histolarium and a special exhibitions gallery - in an exhibition landscape embedded in the dunes. As the antithesis to the heavy volume of the bunker, the museum appears as the intersection between a series of precise cuts in the landscape. A block in the landscape - and a corresponding absence of the dune.
The new architecture is at once critical and respectful of the existing bunkers. As an antithesis - vacuum rather than volume, transparency rather than gravity – it represents the new architecture of a light and an easy antithesis of bunker architecture. Simultaneously, both the glass cannon and invisible museum will add sensitively to the existing landscape and nature which only on closer inspection - a walk in the dunes, or a visit to the bunker - unfolds for visitors.