Katuaq-Greenland's Cultural Centre, is located in the middle of Nuuk in the business district between public buildings and shops. The building is full of character, and fits in perfectly in the arctic landscape despite its unique design. Katuaq was designed by architects Schmidt Hammer & Lassen of Århus, Denmark, and was inspired by waving northern lights and the play of light on ice and snow.
The triangular-shaped building covers three stories plus a basement. It is divided into three "houses": the semi-circular large hall, square small hall and triangular café. Katuaq, which means drumstick in Greenlandic, opened on the 15th of February 1997 and held its 10th anniversary in 2007.
The Nordic Council of Ministers, Nuuk Local Authority and the Greenland Home Rule Government, worked together to build Katuaq-Greenland's Cultural Centre. Today, Katuaq is run by Katuaq i/s, which is owned by the Greenland Home Rule Government and Nuuk Local Authority which also subsidise the Katuaq Trust.