The future Munch Museum is not just a facility for the safeguarding and dissemination of a fundamental piece of heritage of the history and character of Norwegian culture. This is a unique opportunity to develop a contemporary concept of a museum with a transcendental urban role and a historic responsibility as a cohesive element of the community, not only of Oslo but of the entire nation. Its ascending shape connects the public space covered by the lobby that houses recreational, commercial, cultural and restoration uses, with the terraces/observatory/club of the rooftop, offering in parallel the discovery of the work of Edvard Munch and the different historical strata of the city of Oslo. This gesture of conceiving the communication system as a public space/ascending viewpoint is the essence of the heterodox character involved in developing a vertical museum. But there is more on this journey: the public discovers other types of rooms, dining areas, administrative units, the library or the educational center that speak of a programmatic complexity that surpasses the conventional idea of the museum as a set of rooms that are visited and a series of invisible rooms from which the institution is supposed to be managed.
The facades, finished in perforated aluminum with different degrees of transparency, offer an enigmatic and evanescent perception of the building that reacts to the mild stimuli of the Oslo climate, offering very different images depending on the moment.
The building responds to the requirements involved in the energy use and environmental sensitivity demanded by the Norwegian public through a holistic conception in which structure, facilities and construction operate collaboratively under the Passive House concept that is based on aspirations such as lightness, sustainability, recyclability and maintenance. An implementation that seeks to present Norway as a country focused on experimentation and innovation has allowed the construction process to be an event in itself. The new Munch Museum will be a dynamic arts center, with different audiences (experts, schoolchildren, tourists, art lovers) that are expected to come regularly, attracted by a program with a variety of formats.
1st Prize. International competition by CV selection
estudio Herreros. Juan Herreros – Jens Richter
Oslo Kommune, Kultur- og idrettsbygg
Beatriz Salinas, Carlos Canella, Andrea Molina, Paola Simone, Carlos Ramos, Iván Guerrero, Ana Torrecilla, Alberto Sánchez, María Franco, Raúl García, Frank Müller, Víctor Lacima, Carmen Antón, Ramón Bermúdez, Margarita Martínez, Luis Berríos-Negrón, Spencer Leaf, Verónica Meléndez, Xavier Robledo, Ricardo Robustini, Paula Vega
General Engineering: Kulturplan Bjørvika: Multiconsult | Hjellnes Consult | Brekke & Strand Akustikk. Engineering (competition): IDOM. Facades (preliminary project): ARUP. Facades (project): Bollinger + Grohmann. Sustainability: Asplan Viak. ICT: Rambøll Norge. Safety: COWI. Landscape (competition): Thorbjörn Andersson
-German Design Awards 2020. Special Mention. Architecture Category
-XI BEAU 2011. Urban Project Category
-NAN Prize 2012. Best International Project
Adrià Goula, Tove Lauluten, Ivar Kvaal
The future Munch Museum is not just a facility for the safeguarding and dissemination of a fundamental piece of heritage of the history and character of Norwegian culture. This is a unique opportunity to develop a contemporary concept of a museum with a transcendental urban role and a historic responsibility as a cohesive element of the community, not only of Oslo but of the entire nation. Its ascending shape connects the public space covered by the lobby that houses recreational, commercial,...
- Year 2020
- Work finished in 2020
- Status Completed works
- Type Museums