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NUUK / GREENLAND | Development Thread

About Nuuk, Greenland:
Founded in 1728, Nuuk is Greenland's capital and largest city. By the mid 1800s, Nuuk had become a diverse city with both Danish colonists and native Inuit people. Despite years of struggle and assimilation, the Greenlandic people began a cultural revival in the mid 1900s, centered in Nuuk. In the 1950s, Denmark began to modernize the city causing thousands of Greenlandic people to both willingly and forcefully be moved into the city, thus leaving their nomadic lifestyles. In 1979, the city changed its name from Godthab to Nuuk when Greenlandic home rule was finally established.

Today, Nuuk is the center of modern Greenland. With a population of 17,000, it makes up 1/3 of the Greenlandic population. Nuuk is often considered to be the most prosperous predominately Native American city in the world. Despite its small population, the city is very modern and resembles a mid-sized Scandinavian city. Nuuk's population is expanding at a rapid rate as Greenlanders leave their small settlements in hope of a better future in Nuuk.

Disclaimer: I do not live in Greenland so I am probably unaware of many projects there. I will try my best to keep this list updated nonetheless.



Current/Recent Projects in Nuuk:

Ny Anstalt Correctional Facility:
The Ny Anstalt Correctional Facility will be Greenland's first prison. Currently, all prisoners in Greenland are sent to prisons in Denmark. It will have room for 76 prisoners and is located north of the city in a previously undeveloped area - a new road had to be built to get to it. The $60 million prison will offer many amenities in order to rehabilitate prisoners. The project will be completed sometime in 2018.

STATUS: Under Construction
Location:
Unnamed Road north of Nuuk Airport

Image Source: Design Build Network

Nuuk Harbor Container Terminal:
A new 60,000 sq. meter container terminal is being built at Nuuk Port. Work on port improvements began in 2015 and this project should be done by the end of 2018.

STATUS: Under Construction
Location:
Qeqertanut Aqq.


Siorarsiorfik District:
Siorarsiorfik will be the largest urban development project to ever occur in Greenland. This project is meant to remedy the huge population growth and lack of housing within the City of Nuuk. The city's population is estimated to go from 17,000 to 26,000 by 2030. Nuuk gains hundreds of new citizens every year and there is a very long waiting list for housing. The new district will have 2,500 homes/units in its first phase which will house around 5,000 people. Two new primary schools, one secondary school, and a 20,000 sq. meter retail area is also planned. A large indoor stadium and art museum, both designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) are also proposed. A large tunnel will be built that will link the neighborhood to the rest of Nuuk's districts. The government hopes this will also attract some of the thousands of young Greenlanders living abroad to relocate to Nuuk. The neighborhood will be 20 minutes away from Nuuk's town center.

STATUS: Under Construction
Location:
Siorarsiorfik


Image Source: Siorarsiorfik

Siorarsiorfik Town Center:
This 20,000 sq. meter town center will be home to the district's shops, restaurants, and likely a grocery store. Due to its long distance from Nuuk's center, this new town center will serve the people in Nuuk's eastern suburbs. The district's secondary school will be located here. The town center will be a car-free zone to encourage walkability in the neighborhood.

STATUS: Under Construction
Location:
Siorarsiorfik

Image Source: Siorarsiorfik

New Qinngorput Apartments:
Qinngorput is the newest district of Nuuk, located on its east side. Dozens new apartment towers have been constructed over the past few years. Other small apartments and duplexes have also been built recently. The neighborhood was completely undeveloped only 10 years ago.

STATUS: Partially Complete
Location:
Qinngorput


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Qinngorput Brugseni:
Brugseni is a supermarket chain in Nuuk. The new 1300 sq. meter store is located in the town center of Qinngorput, across the street from the school and next to the Spar supermarket. It was completed in mid 2016.

STATUS: Complete
Location:
Hans Lyngip Aqq.

Image Source: Sermitsiaq

Pisissia Apartments:
Six apartment buildings, with 84 total units, were built a few years ago in Qinngorput.

STATUS: Complete
Location:
Unaaq Aqq.

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Hans Lynge Skole:
Hans Lynge Skole is a secondary school that was built in the town center in the Qinngorput district.

STATUS: Complete
Location:
Hans Lyngip Aqq.

Image Source: Sermersooq

Nuuk Center Mall:
Nuuk Center is Greenland's first shopping mall. The mall is two stories tall and has an underground parking garage. It is a modern mall with a grocery store, restaurants, and dozens of retail stores. It is located in the city center. The upper floors are used for office space.

STATUS: Complete
Location:
H.J. Rinkip Aqq.

Image Source: Nuuk Center

Bank of Greenland Building:
The Bank of Greenland recently constructed a new 8 story office building for their headquarters in Nuuk's city center.

STATUS: Complete
Location:
Imaneq Aqq.

Image Source: In Orange

Højhuse Jagtvej:
Højhuse Jagtvej is an apartment complex that was built recently in Nuuk. It is made up of two large towers.

STATUS: Complete
Location:
Svend Jungep Aqq.


Queen Ingrid Hospital Modernization:
Queen Ingrid Hospital has served as Nuuk's hospital since 1953. Recently, renovations have been made to modernize the hospital. Though some areas are complete, most of the complex has yet to be renovated. It was redesigned by C.F. Moller Architects. Renovations will be done in nine phases.

STATUS: Partially Complete
Location:
Dronning Ingridsvej Aqq.

Image Source: C.F. Moller

New Nuuk Stadium:
A new national football stadium will likely be built in Siorarsiorfik. In addition to football, it will be used for concerts and other events. It was designed by the Bjark Ingels Group (BIG). It may end up being built in the spot of the current Nuuk Stadium. Many politicians are seeking to downsize the proposed stadium due to concerns over being able to fill up such a large stadium in a city of Nuuk's size.

STATUS: Proposed
Location:
Siorarsiorfik

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Greenland National Gallery of Art:
Designed in 2011 by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the proposed Greenland National Gallery of Art will be built in the new Siorarsiorfik district. The museum will showcase artwork from all of Greenland's history. It will be an important cultural institution in Nuuk.

STATUS: Proposed
Location:
Siorarsiorfik

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Tujuuk & Block P Urban Redevelopment:
The Tujuuk neighborhood (Block P) in Nuuk is known for its crumbling "commie block" apartments. Currently, all of the Tujuuk and "Block P" apartments are abandoned and boarded up. A new plan to redevelop the neighborhood calls for 126 homes and a new hotel. Construction will be completed in late 2019. I cannot find the final plans for the residential units, but they may be basing them off of the plan made by 42 Architects.

STATUS: Under Construction
Location:
Ceresvej Aqq.


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Noorlemut Apartments:
Three new apartment buildings were recently constructed in Nuuk Centrum. This project is a great example of Greenland's unique architectural style.

STATUS: Complete
Location:
Noorlemut Aqq.

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Nuuk Airport Runway Extension:
The Nuuk airport will be undergoing major changes in the near future. Most notably, the runway will be expanded from 950 meters to 2200 meters. This will likely lead to Nuuk Airport being Greenland's new international airport, and the downsizing of Kangerlussuaq Airport, the current international airport. Though Greenlanders settled on improving the current Nuuk Airport, other proposals were made. Most notably, B.I.G proposed a new airport and port development on a small island south of Nuuk, which would have been connected to the city by either tunnel or ferry.

STATUS: Under Construction
Location:
Aqisseqarajooq Aqq.

Image Source: Kalaallit Airports

HHE Express Hotel:
The owners of Hotel Hans Egede are developing a new low-budget hotel that will be open in Spring 2020. It will be built in the Tuujuk neighborhood as a part of its redevelopment project. The hotel is meant to accommodate the large boost in tourism Nuuk will receive after the airport extension project is done.

STATUS: Under Construction
Location:
Ceresvej Aqq.

Image Source: Kalaallit Nunaata Radio

Current/Recent Projects outside of Nuuk:

New Qaqortoq Airport and Road to Narsaq:
A new airport is being built 6.5km outside of Qaqortoq, the largest city in the Kujalleq Municipality. The runway will be 1500 meters with the possibility of being upgraded to 1800 meters. A new road is being built to link Qaqortoq with the airport site. In a future phase, the road will extend to Nuupiluk farm, where a ferry line to Narsaq will be established.

STATUS: Under Construction
Location:
North of Qaqortoq

Image Source: Kalaallit Airports

Pissassarfik Disability Center:
A new disability and rehabilitation center has opened in Sisimiut. It was completed in February 2018.

STATUS: Complete
Location:
Sisimiut

Image Source: Sermitsiaq

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I'd love to visit Greenland!
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It looks really cold there! Like the OP suggested, there's a surprising amount of development for only 17K people. Impressive.
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Traveling to Greenland is on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing !
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I feel ashamed that architecture in that Greenland is far better than we have here in all but the best projects in California.

Looking great!
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I am somewhat amazed that there are hipsters even in Greenland.
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Wow! Cool projects and they look much cooler than a lot of the bland-lackluster stuff being built here in the US..
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I am somewhat amazed that there are hipsters even in Greenland.
Believe it or not, Greenland as a whole, especially Nuuk, is sort of known for being super-hip and progressive in both social and political issues.

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I feel ashamed that architecture in that Greenland is far better than we have here in all but the best projects in California.

Looking great!
Greenland does indeed have very unique architecture. I think it fits really well with the environment.

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I am somewhat amazed that there are hipsters even in Greenland.

Not that I have any connection to Greenland other than wanting to travel there but yea skateboarding at least is relatively popular although confined to the younger generation.

I'm really glad someone is doing a Nuuk thread I remember like ten years ago there was a lot of interest and photos around as the city & country started experiencing its current cultural and economic revival. Fascinatingly beautiful place that we need to see more of.
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I'm really glad someone is doing a Nuuk thread I remember like ten years ago there was a lot of interest and photos around as the city & country started experiencing its current cultural and economic revival. Fascinatingly beautiful place that we need to see more of.
No problem! I have always had a fascination for Greenland ever since I was in middle school for some weird reason. Greenland is experiencing a lot of growth recently, especially in Nuuk, so I figured I would start a thread. I hope to add other Greenlandic cities' projects also!
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Looks awesome. We Canadians could learn a thing or two from Greenland about building in the high arctic .
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Looks great!

And I have to disagree that the architecture looks unique. It looks Scandinavian which personally is one of my favorite strains of modernism.
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Looks awesome. We Canadians could learn a thing or two from Greenland about building in the high arctic .
I agree. Greenland tends to have much higher quality buildings than Nunavut's cities do. Iqaluit for example doesn't even compare to Nuuk in terms of architecture.
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I have been here and it is somewhat cool, but so damn desolete as well, no, the hipster look is waaaaay overdone...
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OMG AMAZING I LOVE IT!!!!!
Ill return to skyscraperpage forum for this thread. Thank you for this and the updates!!!!
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(btw any change you might do updates from greenland alltogether while you're at it anyway?) DD
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Ill return to skyscraperpage forum for this thread. Thank you for this and the updates!!!!
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(btw any change you might do updates from greenland alltogether while you're at it anyway?) DD
I plan to do all of Greenland - I'm just a bit lazy and busy currently lol. I'll add more projects to the list soon.
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New Qaqortoq Airport and Road:

Currently the only airport serving the Kujalleq municipality is located in Narsarsuaq, a small village. A new airport is being built in Qaqortoq, the largest city in Southern Greenland, which has a population of over 3000. The only way to get there at the moment is by helicopter. Because of this inconvenience, Qaqortoq was one of several locations selected for new airports to be built all across Greenland. In order to get to the new airport site from the city, a 6.5km road is being built. The road will be extended to the small farming settlement of Nuupiluk in a future phase. From Nuupiluk, a ferry line will be established to transport passengers to and from Narsaq, a city with 1500+ people. It will be the first road between two towns in Greenland's history.

A map of the road and airport location:


The runway will be 1500 meters, but it will have the capability to be extended to 1800 meters in the future. Greenlandic officials hope that this will give the region a massive boost in tourism as well as providing infrastructural support for the growing mining industry. In addition to the several other new airports being built (I will cover these later), this project will help Greenland progress towards independence and self-sustainability.

A rendering of the airport:


Qaqortoq Entreprenørforretning Aps, a local construction firm, has almost completed the road. They hope to begin work on the airport itself soon.

A construction photo of the road from October 2016:


The airport's master plan:


I am hopeful that this project will greatly benefit southern Greenland. Qaqortoq is currently losing a lot of population due to young people moving to either Nuuk or Denmark for careers and education. Having an airport in Qaqortoq will help the area's tourism and mining economies to expand greatly. Plus, having a road/ferry to Narsaq will help the whole region become more connected. Municipality officials hope to eventually build a road from Qaqortoq to the farming settlement of Igaliku and the town of Allutisup Paa. If that project moves forward, the growing agricultural sector in Southern Greenland will expand even more. Currently, only rough dirt/gravel roads connect the many farms together, and this network only connects to small villages, not any towns or cities.

A view of Qaqortoq, the "Greenlandic Riviera:"
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New Nuuk Airport Plans:

Nuuk's airport currently only has one 950 meter runway. A large extension to the airport is being planned, which will extend the runway to 2200 meters. The plan also calls for an extended terminal building. Because the airport will be extended northward, the road around the top of the airport will have to be demolished and rebuilt. Siaqqinneq Aqq. will be rebuilt to go farther north and then to the east where it will meet Aqisseqarajooq Aqq. at a roundabout. Aqisseqarajooq Aqq. will also be extended further northwards so it can link to the new prison. Some Greenlanders were hostile to Nuuk getting a new or improved airport, most notably Greenlanders living in Kangerlussuaq. Nuuk's new airport will likely replace Kangerlussuaq Airport in becoming Greenland's main international airport.

The master plan for the airport, including the location of the former runway and roads:


A rendering of the new airport:


The new airport overlayed on satellite imagery:


Originally, Nuuk was deciding on three different plans for a new airport. They could either: extend the current airport, build a new one to the north, or build a new one (proposed by B.I.G) on an island to the south. They chose the extension plan, which I think is best. Both of the other proposals would have required a ferry line, which could become unreliable in bad weather.

The formerly proposed B.I.G airport south of Nuuk:


I will cover the plans for the new airport planned for Ilulissat soon - it is the last airport being built at the moment in Greenland. But, there are proposals for new airports in Sisimiut and Tasiilaq.
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