Museum of the Danish Navy

Thereenvironmental sustainabilityis timidly becoming part of the issues of collective interest to the point of involving the tourism sector. Not only zero impact travel, the culture of the tour to discover the excellence of green building, organic farming and activities carried out in full respect of a territory is spreading.

In this direction, several "Sustainable Museums ", there is no shortage of museum dedicated to recycling and exhibitions dedicated to art-junk (trash in the true sense of the word!). A museum the only one of its kind is in Turin, we are talking about the fruit museum located in a wing of the Palazzo degli Istituti anatomici, next to the "Cesare Lombroso" Museum of Criminal Anthropology.

Among the new entries in the sector we point out the Museum of the Danish Navy, built around an old reservoir intended for ship maintenance. The reservoir sits right next to Kronborg's Hamlet Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The architects who took care of the construction of the Navy Museum had to deal with a lot of trouble: on the one hand they had the task of re-evaluating the territory by exploiting a pre-existing construction (the basin) and on the other they had to respect the high standards required by UNESCO for the landscape maintenance of the territory.


The genius of the project lies in its forms: instead of burying the dry dock, the experts thought of “burying the museum”, the final result? TheMuseum of the Danish Navyrises in a hollow in the shape of a boat, the old dry dock was mainly left open, a strategy aimed at bringing natural lighting into the rooms of the "submerged museum ".


The old basin has been transformed into a "urban abyss "which offers a public space 8 meters below sea level. Interested parties can visit the Museum of the Danish Navynear the city of Helsingør, better known in Italy by the name of Elsinore, a Danish town with 59,492 inhabitants.

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