Bjarke Ingles Group’s plans for the Blåvand Bunker Museum in Denmark just moved one huge step closer to reality thanks to new funding. The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation will be donating the necessary funds to construct the museum, which will be built inside a World War II bunker that German forces used during the occupation of Denmark. The dark underground shelter will be transformed into a green-roofed exhibition space bathed in natural light.
The 2,500 square meter museum will be situated in Varde, a small town in the south of Denmark, within a former WWII bunker. Tucked into the shorelands of Blåvand, the new museum will be fully integrated into the landscape and will, contrary to its previous use and function, boast natural light and openness.
The museum will be composed of four main volumes, each housing different institutions-a bunker museum, an amber museum, a history museum and a special exhibition gallery. Most of the content will be organized around a central square carved into the dunes. Judging from the renderings, the galleries will receive plenty of sunlight and will offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape.