Monthly Archives: November 2013

Danish National Maritime Museum by BIG architects

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Designed by the Danish architecture studio BIG, this maritime museum is located in an old dry dock in Helsingør, Denmark, and was created to generate a cultural attraction in the region.

Rather than filling the empty dock, BIG architects chose to repurpose it as a public courtyard at the centre of the new museum, then added a series of bridges that cut into the 60-year-old walls.

As a result the series of bridges provide a bold weight and importance to the space whilst appearing to float seamlessly from wall to wall. Glass walls run along the bridges, allowing light into the space, and to form vertical and horizontal relationships with the existing landscape.