Customized for the Right Conditions
During the past many years, the construction industry in Greenland has been characterized by the European construction style, and the materials have often been the same as used in Europe. Houses in Greenland are therefore, often built in wood, despite the fact that wood is a shortage in Greenland and heavy to transport. The ambitious project must therefore take into account the conditions prevailing in Greenland, so that the construction is more part of the nature here. The newly developed building practice must take into account the harsh Arctic weather conditions, so that resources can be used better, as the construction time in Greenland is scarce because of the long winter period.
With the development of a new Arctic building practice, the idea is to create a construction that can be easily mounted and removed without the use of heavy lifting gear. The idea is to develop a recyclable system, where most of the building components are prefabricated and then simply mounted.