06-11-2013

BIG DANISH NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

Sport & Wellness, Museums, Gallery,

The Danish National Maritime Museum has just been completed by the architects of BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group.



BIG DANISH NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
The Danish National Maritime Museum designed by the architectural studio BIG has just been completed in Helsingør. The museum is located on an important historic site, and was built as part of a broader plan which also included construction of new buildings and restoration of Kronborg castle, where Shakespeare’s play Hamlet was set, a UNESCO world heritage site.
In the Danish National Maritime Museum project, the architects of BIG decided to preserve the old dock walls and the dry docks, building the museum 7 metres below ground level. A series of tunnels allows visitors to discover and immerse themselves in a real ship construction. The dry dock is transformed into an open space linking the structure’s different levels and establishing a link between the city and the museum.

(Agnese Bifulco)
 
Design: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, Bjarke Ingels,
Location: Kronborg, Denmark
Images: courtesy of BIG ph.  Luca Santiago Mora

www.big.dk