Designed by Bjarke Ingels (BIG), a wunderkind of contemporary Danish architecture, the Bunker Museum will merge with the landscape and will consist of four main sections – each sliced into the topography around a central courtyard. The four sections are separated by paths connected to the existing network of coastal nature trails. The Bunker Museum will become home to three individual museums as well as one exhibition area, each with independent opening hours. Featured are heritage collections from the Varde area in addition to an amber collection – the natural gemstone of the west coast.
The BIG design studio has in recent years made its architectural mark worldwide. Danish museums designed by the company include the RIBA European Award winning Danish National Maritime Museum in Elsinore and LEGO House, a new museum dedicated to the story of the LEGO brick set to open later in 2017 in the city of Billund, Denmark.