Nordic Arts & Cultural Center

Nuuk, Greenland


This competition proposal for a 3,000 square meter theater and exhibition facility utilizes a urban site near Greenland’s central governmental complex, and provides new exterior and interior civic spaces while encouraging and  articulating circulation between adjacent urban and residential areas.  The design respects the scale of surrounding building fabric while expressing the character of the rugged, local terrain.  The building seems to hug the earth in response to the harsh arctic climate.  Rooftop surfaces are also utilized as an amphitheater and outdoor exhibition space, thus becoming part of the traversable landscape.


Planned for realization in two phases, the initial, primary structure is configured around two multi-functional theater spaces.  The semi-detached second phase structure, housing artists' quarters and workshops, forms together with the phase 1 structure a new urban street, thus stimulating activity within, around, and through the project.

Honorable Citation Award



Todd Verwers Architects

AG5 / Adelgade 15  4. sal

DK-1304 Copenhagen K

+45 31682040

Todd Verwers Architects

2556 Navarra Drive,  Unit E

Carlsbad, California  92009

+1 858.866.4146

TVA is a collaborative global architectural practice based in the Nordic design tradition, whose work enriches the lives of a diverse range of clients with a sense of profound simplicity, discipline and grace.

About Todd Verwers

Todd Blake Verwers is a Scandinavian-American architect with strong connections to the Danish design tradition.  Trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts...  see more

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