In 2002, PLH Architects of Copenhagen won the open international architectural competition, beating the 291 other competitors. The jury were unanimous in their conviction that PLH’s submission stood out positively from all the others. Their comments included:
"The building plays second fiddle to the landscape, while at the same time highlighting the plateau with views of Maglevandsfaldet and giving the listed, historic hotel breathing space as a feature in the landscape. The overall shape of the building with the curved, floating ‘cliff wall’, from a distance underlining and explaining the topography of the landscape, is clearly and beautifully conceived…"
Prior to the architectural competition we held a dissemination competition. This was won by "EXPO Møns Klint" - a consortium comprising Ole Bornedal (film director), Troels Seidenfaden (designer), Michael Bloch Honoré (architect), Ulrik Heilman (advertising director) and Stig Schack Pedersen (geologist).
The GeoCenter was built from the inside out. With an exhibition set-up defined and established prior to the architectural competition, we acquired a building that was based on the requirements of our vision for learning and communication. The result is an exhibition, which plays on all the senses with every conceivable visual element.
GeoCenter Møns Klint is located on Møns Klint itself: in the heart of the stunning - at times unrelenting - nature. The centre is surrounded by the mysterious Klinteskov forest to the south, west and north. To the east - just a stone’s throw from the building - comes Møns Klint. A 100-metre drop down to the beach bears witness to the age of Denmark’s birth.