Greenland – Head for the centre of the world

You probably know something about Greenland. But do you also know something about modern Greenland? Greenland is en route to the centre of the world - and you are invited to come along!

Exhibition Period 11 October 2013 - 26 January 2014
Show on map Location Danish Architecture Centre

11 October 2013 - 26 January 2014 at the Danish Architecture Centre

The eyes of the world are focused on this large northern country and its enormous potential in terms of mineral resources, climate and new global connections. In the last few years Greenland has assumed a central and highly important position on the world map.

The Danish Architecture Centre's autumn exhibition,'Greenland - Head for the centre of the world', invites visitors on a sensuous and exciting journey to modern Greenland. The exhibition will provide a new and up-to-date view of Greenland with all the opportunities and challenges, which recent years have opened up for its people and society.

Visit a traditional Greenlandic home

The basis of the exhibition is a large-scale installation in the form of a traditional Greenlandic home, created by the renowned Greenlandic artist Bolatta Silis-Ove Høegh. The exhibition will open the gates to modern Greenland for an encounter between visitors and some of the people, who make the decisions about the country's future development.


Photo: Hanne Hvattum

Super harbour and international airport

Employing a variety of specific examples, a number of Danish and Greenlandic architects will show how they work together to take on the various challenges and opportunities: for example, by creating a new combined super harbour and international airport; or by designing a town, which can accommodate people from all over the world, but without the people of Greenland losing their own identity. 

Updated version of the Danish biennale exhibition from 2012

The exhibition 'Greenland - Head for the centre of the world' is a re-curated version of the exhibition Possible Greenland, which was shown in 2012, as the official Danish contribution to the 13th International Architecture Biennale in Venice. Possible Greenland was also shown at Katuaq in Nuuk in February 2013. 

>>Read more about Possible Greenland here

Both Possible Greenland and 'Greenland - Head for the centre of the world' are curated by the internationally renowned Danish-Greenlandic professor of geology, Minik Rosing, in collaboration with NORD Architects Copenhagen.

Opening hours and exhibition period

'Greenland - Head for the centre of the world' is shown at the Danish Architecture Centre from 11 October 2013 to 26 January 2014.

Admission to the exhibition: DKK 40 / Students DKK 25. Free admission for children under 15. On Wednesdays between 5.00 and 9.00 pm admission is free.

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Ticket cooperation with Nordatlantens Brygge

The possession of a ticket from the Danish Architecture Centre gives you free admission to the Nordatlantens Brygge, which shows the exhibition Blok P - En sidste salut from 16 November to 6 April 2014. A ticket purchased in the Nordatlantens Brygge also provides free admission to the Danish Architecture Centre. 


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'Greenland - Head for the centre of the world' is supported by Realdania.  

Possible Greenland was supported by Ministry of Culture Denmark, the Danish Arts Council's Architecture Committee and Realdania, and sponsored by Shell, Royal Arctic Line, Rambøll, the Dreyer Foundation, the Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik Foundation, the National Bank of Denmark's Anniversary Foundation of 1968, Colorgruppen, Vink Plastic and Neschen.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Tuesday, January 21, 2014