Danish architect Bjarke Ingels is no stranger to subterranean architecture: His firm, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)’s design for the Maritime Museum of Denmark opened in the city of Helsingør in October 2013.
Now come photos of BIG’s work for Tirpitz, a new World War II museum in the coastal Danish city of Blåvand that encourages visitors to consider the impressive natural site and Denmark’s role in the war. The 2,800-square-meter, cast-concrete institution (about 30,180 square feet) expands a former Nazi bunker with a (largely) underground museum with a trench-like shape that brings light and air into its interiors.
Tirpitz includes galleries and event spaces, with exhibition design by Dutch firm Tinker Imagineers. Inside the new museum, concrete floors and ceilings evoke the heavy forms of the original bunker, while ribbons of windows let light and air into the below-grade installation rooms. Learn more and take a look inside over at Designboom.