An architectural icon of Denmark

So excited I got to photograph the Museum TIRPITZ in Blåvand, denmark’s west coast, a region steeped in history. And one of my favorite areas. The exciting contrast of gentle dune landscape and concrete brutality stages the history of an entire region in the TIRPITZ museum in the small town of Blåvand.

The new TIRPITZ is a quiet counterbalance to the horrific wartime history of the town of Blåvand on the west coast of Denmark. The „invisible museum“ is 2 800 m2 in size and transforms and expands a historic German bunker from the Second World War into an impressive area with four exhibitions in a single building. The museum blends seamlessly into the landscape.

Architecture and landscape intertwined
The TIRPITZ is tucked away amidst the tranquil landscape of Blavand. This cultural institution is both a tribute to Denmark’s history and a forward-looking facility with state-of-the-art architecture.

An architectural icon of Denmark
Designed by the architectural firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), the TIRPITZ is a successful combination of nature and modernity. The bold, minimalist design blends into the coastal dunes and creates a presence without disturbing the natural beauty of the surroundings.

A journey through history
The museum’s exhibitions vividly tell the story of Blavand. From Viking tales to stories from the Second World War and the importance of amber to the region, the museum’s exhibitions offer a glimpse into the past.