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refugees play central role in new international museum

Being a refugee is a universal human story. Museum FLUGT gives a voice and a face to refugees worldwide. It captures their shared and universal challenges, emotions, drive, and stories. At the site of Denmark’s largest refugee camp from World War II,  BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) turned the former hospital into a 1.600 m2 museum. The exhibitions show the connection between the local history of the refugee camp in Oksbøl and today’s refugee crisis. The museum experience consists of several exhibition rooms and an outdoor area.

The personal stories of the refugees are brought to life with visual highlights, sound scapes, animations, interviews, and original film material. Outside, a huge and notable model of the former camp, made of concrete and Corten Steel, gives an indication of its scale. Here, visitors can start an immersive audio walk through the forest. This offers them a realistic experience of what daily life in the camp was like.


  • client  vardemuseerne
  • year  2022
  • www  flugtmuseum.dk
  • architect  big - bjarke ingels group
  • exhibition design  tinker imagineers
  • engineering & set construction  kloosterboer
  • copywriting audio stories  story matters, tinker imagineers
  • audiovisual design  tinker imagineers
  • hardware & showcontrol  stouenborg
  • av content (first two rooms)  shosho, tinker imagineers
  • interactive table  yipp, tinker imagineers
  • art installation wireframe figures  rina van der weij, tinker imagineers
  • lighting design  50lux
  • audio design  big orange
  • audio device  tonwelt
  • photography website  mike bink, tinker imagineers
  • project video  joris verleg


  • nominee  fx awards 2022

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