Blaavand Bunker Museum

BIG Architects' Blaavand Bunker Museum relooks the bunkers that were built by German forces in Denmark during World War II.

From the Series

Life will be brought back to the protected shore lands of Blavaand in Denmark with the development of the Blaavand Bunker Museum on the abandoned military site, Tirpitz Bunker.

Danish architect firm, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) have been commissioned by the Varde city and vicinity to develop a museum which is critical and respectful to the existing bunkers which were build by the German forces during their occupation of Denmark in World War II.

The museum will comprise four collective institutions that will function independently in a larger entity. The four segments will include a bunker museum, an amber museum, a histolarium and a special exhibitions gallery. The four buildings will be embedded into the dunes of the landscape representing architecture of a light and easy contrast to the rough and ridged edges of a bunker.

The main feature of the design will be the cannon-like glass and steel frame telescopes that will cast a silhouette of a revolving tank.

The ghostly but fantastical design is sure to attract many visits once the work in progress is completed. 

Watch the Talk with Bjarke Ingels