Bjarke Ingels Group's design for the Blåvand Bunker Museum in Varde, Denmark is a modern structure that would preserve the country's World War II history. The proposed museum would be built into an embankment that was built by German forces during the World War II occupation of Denmark. BIG's plan calls for the preservation of existing bunkers, with glassy, green-roofed structures built around them. Located near the North Sea coast in southern Denmark, the bunker museum is built into a hill and looks out on the beautiful surrounding landscape.
BIG’s design sheds new light on Denmark’s war history, and it does so by balancing practical and playful forms. The bunker’s dark and austere energy is balanced by the museum’s light, airy and modern features. The resulting landscape features a mix of old and new forms, as natural and unnatural features dot the surrounding landscape of the museum. Heavy concrete and metal is set next to light-toned steel and glass, creating a provocative sensory experience.