North Atlantic Industrial Press Photo Credits BO FROST Architects

Photo credit: BO FROST architects

The project received funding because of:

The project recognises the effects that modern culture and society have on North Atlantic industrial environments from the 20th century. The project contributes actively to activate and utilise the potential in these old cultural environments. The Nordic Culture Fund finds the project to be relevant with its objectives to develop Nordic co-operation and, also, how the project emphasises the unique character of old industrial sites.

The applicant wrote about the project:

NORTH ATLANTIC INDUSTRIAL aims to activate the aesthetic qualities of selected empty industrial buildings and areas across the North Atlantic countries. The project focuses on building up a 3-years-long partnership between stakeholders from Iceland, Greenland and Faroe Islands. As a long-term objective, the project wants to utilise the old empty industrial sites and turn them into places for modern tourism.

The project will create an overview of the scale and aesthetics qualities of industrial sites and visualise these qualities through drawing, photography and dissemination to the rest of the world through a website and professional seminars in collaboration with collaborators from each participating countries.

The project partners are national stakeholders in the North Atlantic region whose engagement in the project will be both with knowledge, time and financial support. The partners come both from fields of culture and tourism. This cross-cultural partnership aims to catch the trends of tourism that focus on quality experiences, unique combinations of nature and place, and increased interest in undiscovered destinations.

The architectural firm BO FROST architects (DK) is project manager, and the project partners include the national tourism organizations and national museums in the three North Atlantic countries. The project will further cooperate with the Nordic Houses in the region to develop the dissemination of the results, as well as other local stakeholders.