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Blåvand: The Latest Architecture and News

Go Inside BIG's Converted Nazi Bunker in This 360 Video

In the latest in their Daily360 series, the New York Times takes us inside BIG's recently completed TIRPITZ museum, located within a former Nazi bunker on the west coast of Denmark. The video gives a panoramic tour of the museum's light-filled subterranean spaces, along with commentary from museum curator Anne Sofie Vemmelund Christensen, who notes the most transformative changes from the spectacular renovation.

TIRPITZ / BIG

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Mike Bink © Frederik Lyng + 35

Blåvand, Denmark
  • Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2800.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

BIG Set to Build Blåvand Bunker Museum

BIG’s Blåvand Bunker Museum has secured the necessary funds to move forward. Set to transform a former German WWII bunker carved into the banks of Blåvand, Denmark, the 2,500 square meter museum will include four independent institutions: a bunker museum, an amber museum, a history museum and a special exhibitions gallery.

"Contrary to the existing closed concrete lump, the new museum will, in its architecture, function as an open heart integrated into the landscape,” Bjarke Ingels described. “The museum is in every way the opposite of the militant history with its more closed, dark and heavy features.”