TIRPITZ – a hidden museum on Danish west coast
The new TIRPITZ transforms and expands a German WWII bunker into an impressive museumcomplex, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (architecture) and Tinker imagineers (exhibition design), seamlessly embedded into the protected shorelands of Blåvand in western Denmark. A scenic journey through time and space of West Jutland, that comes to life following the rhythms of nature. Every gallery has its own rhythm, beating in sync with its storyline: high and low tide, night and day, good and bad, hot and cold, the passing of time. West Coast Stories, the room that focuses on 100.000 years of local history, is turned into a night-time 4D theatre once an hour.
In the unruly bunker landscape of Army of Concrete, visitors get to discover the story of how the Atlantikwall came about in West Jutland through personal stories. A little further down, you walk into the enchanting steel forest of Gold of the West Coast. Along with its changing colours and sounds, the atmosphere of the rooms alternates between warm and cold: references to the history of amber. The historic Tirpitz bunker grounds the tale of an impressive war machine. In the dark visitors can play with light and activate shadow plays that reveal how the bunker should have functioned.