Size/ 8,387 m²
Competition/ 2013, 1st prize in restricted competition
Client/ Danish Ministry of Justice/ Danish Prison and Probation Service
Partner architect/ Friis & Moltke
Landscape architect/ Møller & Grønborg
Full Service Consultant/ Rambøll A/S
In the design for the new correctional facility in Nuuk, the contrast between beauty and roughness is a guiding theme. Openness, light, views, security and flexibility are the leading values behind the design of the first such facility in the capital of Greenland. The project matches the unique and beautiful surroundings and supports the focus of the Danish Prison Service on the balance between punishment and rehabilitation. The belief that the physical surroundings have an important impact on human behaviour and the will to collaborate has motivated the client to initiate a project of high architectural quality.