The Danish Maritime Museum in Helsingør
C.F. Møller Architects
- 2nd prize in architectural competition. 2007
In C.F. Møller's proposal, the museum is located like an item of furniture down in the capacious dry dock. This 'furniture' forms a figure which is both open and closed. The figure winds diagonally down through the entire dock, presenting a varied spatial sequence: spaces which are narrow and broad, tall and low, small and large.
The museum achieves visibility and identity thanks to a large movable roof surface which stretches the entire length of the dock. This surface can be folded up and down in interplay with its surroundings, cracking like ice floes, forming gaps for skylights, and partly revealing that something is going on in the depths below.