Project: The National Museum of Norway Location: Vestbanen, Oslo, Norway Size: 46500m2 + offices buildings 32.500m2 Client: Statsbygg; Norwegian Public Construction and Property Management Website: www.reiulframstadarkitekter.no A mixed-type use development designed by RRA besides the New National Museum which will house art, design, industrial design, architecture and contemporary arts programs, the complex also contains Offices for the Norwgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. View more of this interesting competition proposal by RRA and their description of the same after the jump:
The National Museum is to be a forward-looking and innovative arena for the experience of the visual arts. At the same time it should be a safeguard for the community’s memory of this. With this project the nation will have a unifying and worthy National Museum, which is well- exposed, extrovert and easily accessible. The overall concept holds rationality and possesses openness that gives great opportunity for the flexibility of the different functions. At the same time the building contains of dramatic and challenging room sequences in a unique and very compact building. The experience of the project should be characterized by the interaction and synergy between the sites’ distinctiveness, the different parts of the project and the overall architectural expression. As a comprehensive and unique building will the museum emerge as a national icon.