Renewal of the Townscape
The population of Paamiut has been steadily declining from 1996 to 2006. Around 513 people have left the town and several homes built from 1969-72 are now empty, which altogether leaves a sad and depressing sight in an otherwise beautiful area. Because of this The Government of Greenland has assigned the needed funds for the demolitions of these empty housing blocks in Paamiut. By doing this it will allow more light into the streets and make sure the town is not characterised by large, empty buildings. Until now, it has resulted in the demolition of five housing blocks, and further five blocks with 16-24 apartments is planned.
With high ambitions for changes and improvements, Orbicon Arctic was from the start of the project responsible for design engineering, tendering process, and construction management. Furthermore, Orbicon Arctic has planned and conducted extensive studies of the local conditions, as well as environmental screenings of the housing blocks. By doing this, we offer our customers safe demolitions with a high level of security, which is essential when working with large concrete buildings. It is important that the surrounding residential blocks are protected against falling construction elements and dust pollution, as well as correct handling of environmentally harmful construction materials, such as asbestos, PCB, and lead-based paint from the demolished materials.