It all started with a funny thought, looking at my inuk wooden figures.
"Imagine if you could build this as a 15-storey building, with an arcade that has small cafes, design shops etc", I thought back in 2014.
One day in my little shop in Nuuk city - I think it was in 2015 -,
a Norwegian came into the store and we got talking.
We talked well and somehow I got told about my idea to make a building that looks like my Inuk figure and he actually didn't think it was such a bad idea.
"If Paris can have the Eiffel Tower, then we have Inuk Towers here in Greenland" I said really as a joke, but there was still something in it that was a good idea.
IF PARIS CAN HAVE EIFFEL TOWER,
WE CAN HAVE INUK TOWERS.
He visited the store several times and it turned out to be the Norwegian director of Rambøll and later as Head of Department, Industry and Economic Development at Troms and Finnmark County Council.
He actually thought the idea was so good that he used it as a 'case' on the Arctic Circle which took place in Reykjavik.
Arctic Circle is the largest network of international dialogue and cooperation on the future of the Arctic and our Planet. It is an open democratic platform with participation from governments, organizations, corporations, universities, think tanks, environmental associations, indigenous communities, concerned citizens, and others. It is nonprofit and nonpartisan.
I still dream that one day they can come true. What is needed is someone who can join the idea and make it a reality.
And we need hotels in Greenland, so why not make them beautifull buildings with a great story.
They could be really beautiful as hotels and they can vary in number of floors and even lie down like two storey buildings and so you can see them from the air.
An innovative way to retell our culture, in an Inuk building, in Greenland, produced in a green and sustainable way.