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BIG and Tegnestuen Nuuk reveal Greenland airport vision

Danish practices BIG and Tegnestuen Nuuk have proposed an island airport and harbour for Greenland as part of an exercise to shape the country’s future

Team Connecting’s suggestion for the ambitious transport hub on Angisunnguaq, south of the city of Nuuk, is being displayed at the International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.

Its designs include airport and port terminals beneath two elevated runways shaped like a plus sign.

They also feature offices and hotels as well as parking facilities and cultural programmes.

BIG founder Bjarke Ingels said: ‘Rather than waiting for the past infrastructure to get decommissioned and reborn with a new social program, could we conceive of our public infrastructures to come with intended social side-effects from day one?’

The exhibition also includes radical housing proposals from Team Inhabiting; and sustainability measures from Team Cultivating.

A broad masterplan from Team Migrating includes a glacial hub near the Ilulissat Ice Fjord with a Unesco office, a tourist information centre, and a Faculty of Glacial Studies.

All the projects are being displayed at the Danish Pavillion at the Venice show.


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