Nuuk Arts and Community Centre draws its inspiration from Greenland's dramatic and breathtaking arctic scenery, hallmarked by mountains, ice and low-angled light. A right-angled, L-shaped structure, which incorporates an art school, library, meeting facilities and administrative offices constitutes two of the complex's three elevations. The third, an undulating, slightly backward leaning screen, is the building's signature feature, facing out onto Nuuk's central urban space. Raised above the ground and draped inside and outside in golden larch it is an architectural metaphor for the northern lights. Between the screen and the L-shaped perimeter building lies the large foyer space with its three white freestanding elements: a triangle, square and circle.