Overview

Naasut daycare centre is located directly adjacent to Nuuk's new school Inussuk. Here there is room for play and learning, inclusion and diversity. Naasut means flower in Greenlandic, referring to the delicate floral motifs on the customised facade.

Facts
City
Nuuk
Country
Greenland
Client
Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq
Year
2023
Area
Partners
Ístak general contractor, Verkis Engineers, Vega landscape

Enriching facade

The facades of both the school and daycare centre are decorated with local fauna and flora - the flowers characterise the building for young children and have also given Naasut its name.

The use of colours is part of the Greenlandic building tradition. At the same time, colours and shapes give identity to the different sections of the school, contribute to wayfinding and provide input for learning.

"We've received high praise from the head of the institution, who is very enthusiastic about Naasut's physical environment. Our goal is to create architecture that makes a positive difference for the users, so this kind of praise is the ultimate pat on the back.

Morten Nøhr Frandsen, Project Manager at Nuuk school and associate partner
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