Nuuk Center

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Nuuk Center
Logo Nuuk Center.jpg
Nuuk Center is located in Nuuk
Nuuk Center
Location within Nuuk
Alternative names NC
General information
Status Complete
Type Shopping mall
Location Nuuk, Greenland
Coordinates 64°10′40″N 51°44′20″W / 64.17778°N 51.73889°W / 64.17778; -51.73889
Opened July 27, 2012
Inaugurated July 27, 2012
Technical details
Floor count 10 ( 2-floor retail and 8 floor office tower
Floor area 25,000 square metres (12,000 square metres office space)
Design and construction
Architecture firm KHR Arkitekter A/S[1]
Main contractor MT Hoejgaard[2]
Other information
Number of stores 20
Parking yes
Website
Official website

Nuuk Center, also shortened NC, is a shopping mall located in Nuuk, Greenland. The mall, which is the first shopping mall in Greenland, was inaugurated on July 27, 2012. Located next door to the Katuaq Culture Centre, the mall is focused on offering services to a broad spectrum of customers. Above the mall is a 8-storey office tower with 13,000 square metres of space.[3]

Nuuk Center is the largest and tallest building in Greenland.[4]

Mall contents[edit]

The mall building houses several local stores as well as their ancillary subsidiaries and sublets, such as cafes and shops. It also contains Greenland's first underground car park. [5]

Level One[6][edit]

  • Pisiffik - supermarket
  • Synoptik - eyewear
  • Nønne - clothing
  • Ittu.net - clothing
  • BabySam - children and infant clothing
  • Lege-Kaeden - toys
  • IQ Naasut - decor
  • Bog & Ide - bookstore
  • Pascucci Corner
  • Matas - general merchandise
  • Torrak Fashion - clothing
  • Bones - restaurant

Level Two[7][edit]

  • Torrak Fashion
  • Kop & Kande / Nice - housewear and other goods
  • ONLY - trendy clothing and decor
  • MDC Data - computer and consumer electronics
  • Pialuit Ting & sager
  • Ninni's Ropero - women's fashion
  • N<xt Generation - children's wear
  • Salon Mariia - hair salon
  • Pisattat - consumer goods
  • Suustu - clothing
  • Anori Art - speciality merchandise
  • Asiarpa - décor
  • Eskiman - clothing
  • Pappi - women's fashion
  • Elgiganten - consumer electronics

Reception and criticism[edit]

Nuuk Center was welcomed by the local businesses, headed by Nuuk Centre Association, and generally seen as a vehicle for strengthening the presence of local enterprises.[8] By having a centrally placed mall, local businesses could thereby better compete with multinationals. The mall was also seen as an employment opportunity.

The mall did not received an uncritical welcome, however. While some expressed concerns the mall would change both the dynamics and the esthetics of the city,[8] others saw the mall as a threat to traditional trading customs.[9] Members of the older generation perceived Nuuk as becoming "too European" by the integration and inclusion of what had been seen perceived as essentially "foreign" institutions.

Construction[edit]

The planning and construction of the mall started in 2005, headed by the Nuuk Centre Association.[10] The works were carried out by MT Højgaard.[11]

The mall offers its customers the services of the first indoor, underground parking hall built in the country's capital.

Coordinates: 64°10′40.8″N 51°44′20.7″W / 64.178000°N 51.739083°W / 64.178000; -51.739083

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NUUK CENTER" (in Danish). Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nuuk Center" (in Danish). Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://mth.com/Projects/Commercial-construction/Shops-ShoppingCentres-Hotels/Nuuk-Center.aspx
  4. ^ http://mth.com/Projects/Commercial-construction/Shops-ShoppingCentres-Hotels/Nuuk-Center.aspx
  5. ^ Mads Dollerup-Scheibel. "Nuuk Center to open in July" (in Danish). Sermitsiaq AQ. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "1. Plan - Nuuk Center". Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2. Plan - Nuuk Center". Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Nuuk celebrates opening of flashy new $100-million shopping mall". Nunatsiaq Online. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Filipovsky in Greenland". Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Greenland Today". Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Nuuk Center". Greenland Today. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2013.