Museumscenter Hanstholm, documentation centre for World War II
- Cubo Arkitekter
- Molevej, 7730 Hanstholm, Denmark
- 1-5 Stories Architect
Birch & Krogboe
Documentation centre for World War II in Hanstholm - nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2002.
The museum is carefully integrated into the dune landscape, showing consideration of the existing landmarks and the beautiful surrounding pine forest. The visitor centre leaves the existing bunker almost untouched - only the ammunition passage has been extended on to the main entrance to provide access to the labyrinthine interior of the plant. In contrast to the totalitarian military architecture the visitor and documentation centre stands out with its open and sympathetic design, in touch with the horizon and the sky above like a luminous line in the landscape.