Denmark | Helsingør
A small town in the north of Sjælland which is dominated by its location next to the open water. At a strategic location we find the centuries old Kronborg Castle, which is immortalized as Elsinore in Shakespeare's play Hamlet. From far away the castle rises above the water but in the neighborhood there is also a building under the water, Danish National Maritime Museum created by the architectural firm BIG. The place's history and location merge together in a new hidden "monument" which has been carefully created by small incisions in the old dock. By visiting a few buildings of BIG, I can say that they often create extrovert buildings with little precision in the level of details. But this one is an exception to the rest, a beautiful interwoven building in which old and new can be experienced by its well performed level of detail.