Sunday, April 17, 2011

Go through the Exhibition

Nuuk TV interviews Jakob Bjerg Exner, Sermersooq Municipality (Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq) just before the exhibition Midt i verden /Midt i Nuuk (in The Middle of the World/ in The Middle of Nuuk) opens its doors. Link: NUUK TV

Friday, April 15, 2011

Exhibition opening in Nuuk

The Mayor of Nuuk, Asii Chemnitz Narup, giving her welcomming speech at the opening day of the exhibition. The text is the short version of her warm and hopefull words.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

In The Middle of The World / In The Middle of Nuuk

We are on our way to Nuuk and Greenland.Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq, Sermersooq Municipality has in collaboration with Kalaallit Nunaanni Namminersorlutik Oqartussat, The Government of Greenland prepared a comprehensive master plan for the Tuujuk and Block, P areas. The exhibition of the Master Plan proposal for parts of the City Centre of the Capital Nuuk, titled In The Middle of The World/In The Middle of Nuuk , opens on the 5th of April. Our guests and collaborators, Minna Riska from MDH architects , Johan Berglund from 42architects + regionalasscosiates and Anders Hus Folkedal from Aspan Viak Landscape travel with us. Håkon Matre from Fantastic Norway has to stay at home, with his newly born child. In Greenland we will team up with our partners in TNT Nuuk architects and all our connections and friends. The exhibition will be open at least until the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Arctic Council in Nuuk from the 10th to the !6th of May. A series of discussions will follow the exhibition: To exhibit is to open up! More to come on this sermersooq press release: For better or worse, the Tuujuk and Block P developments stand as symbols of a time of great social and cultural challenges. But the buildings are also valued for their central location and is home to people with resources. The ties between the residents and the energy that exists, is strong. After a lifetime of 40 years, block P with its 135 apartments and 50 residential dwellings is due for demolition, and Block A - L in Tuujuk with 156 apartments will be undergoing a phased demolition over a period of years. The problem surrounding the buildings is simple - as time has passed, the housing has become outdated. In the process of rebuilding the areas, a number of important questions must be asked: What qualities exists today and what new possibilities and qualities should we aim to produce? What kind of life and environments should we strive to generate? What type of town should it be? What role could the district play in Nuuk's overall development? In short: What kind of capital city should we aim for? To answer these questions, new experiences must be acquired and new knowledge learned and understood. Our existing thought Models need to be renewed. Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq has in collaboration with The Government of Greenland prepared a comprehensive master plan for the Tuujuk and Block, P areas. The masterplan NUNARSUUP QEQQANi / / Nuup QEQQANi / In The Middle of the World / / In the Middle of NUUK has been developed after advice from Dahl & Uhre architects (Tromsø) and TNTnuuk A / S. Additionally, MDH Architects (Oslo), Fantastic Norway (Oslo), 42 architects + Regional associates (London), Asplan Viak landscape (Oslo) M: ARC and Arkitekti (Nuuk) has also contributed significantly to the project's development. The plan is developed in ongoing dialogue with residents and stakeholders and originates from a desire and willingness to provide Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, with new development opportunities for the city and its citizens. The plan seeks to ask and answer the right questions, which will be required to achieve this vision