Konstantin Ikonomidis Created a Transparent Installation That Is Located in Greenland

Greenland’s Qaammat Pavilion for Unesco celebrates land and people

Nature is always a source of inspiration to various designers and architects. And this transparent installation, created by Konstantin Ikonomidis, is inspired by Greenland’s landscape and culture. The construction consists of glass bricks and is situated between two fjords in Sarfannguit.

The architect designed the public installation from transparent blocks in order to mark the indigenous culture and rich history of the country, as well as the local area’s hills. Titled Qaammat Fjeld Pavilion, the building combines Greenland’s architecture and topography. Konstantin used the fjords and mountainous terrains as his muse when working on the design of the construction.

Ikonomidis’s goal was to bring locals and visitors closer to discovering the scenes and heritage of the area. Respecting the landscape and following the traditional building techniques, the architect drilled 40-mm holes into the terrain to form the foundation. In such a way, he managed to anchor the pavilion to the rocky mountain.

Cooperating with Wonderglass, they cut a hole for the entrance so that the visitors can walk through and enjoy the landscape. The designer and the glass company from London wanted to show the guests how the landscape reflects through ice bricks, playing with the sun and light.

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