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National Museum at Vestbanen

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National Museum at Vestbanen

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Type: Open Competition Finalist
Client: Statsbygg
Program: Museum, library, office
Size: 54.000 m2
Location: Oslo, Norway
Status: Delivered 2010

Team: Ivar Lyngner, Henning Sunde, Torger Wendelbo, Sondre Gundersen
Collaborators: Dr. Ing Aas-Jakobsen AS, Hambra, Norsk Enøk+Energi, Graphicsoft Norge AS

An open, international design competition for the new National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo. Architectural practices from over 40 countries submitted 247 proposals, making this one of the largest architectural competitions to ever take place in Norway. Our proposal, "Back in Black", was chosen as one of six finalists. 

The site at Vestbanen is a void in the city - disconnecting Aker Brygge, from the urban grid - as well as exasperating the height difference between Vika and the fjord. We believe the National Museum, with its public programs, should open up not only to the public, but also to the surrounding city structure - thereby becoming the urban connector this part of Oslo sorely needs. By separating the building volumes, a 24-hour pedestrian thoroughfare is established and results in a higher degree of cohesion and contact with the urban fabric.

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Type: Open Competition Finalist
Client: Statsbygg
Program: Museum, library, office
Size: 54.000 m2
Location: Oslo, Norway
Status: Delivered 2010

Team: Ivar Lyngner, Henning Sunde, Torger Wendelbo, Sondre Gundersen
Collaborators: Dr. Ing Aas-Jakobsen AS, Hambra, Norsk Enøk+Energi, Graphicsoft Norge AS

An open, international design competition for the new National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo. Architectural practices from over 40 countries submitted 247 proposals, making this one of the largest architectural competitions to ever take place in Norway. Our proposal, "Back in Black", was chosen as one of six finalists. 

The site at Vestbanen is a void in the city - disconnecting Aker Brygge, from the urban grid - as well as exasperating the height difference between Vika and the fjord. We believe the National Museum, with its public programs, should open up not only to the public, but also to the surrounding city structure - thereby becoming the urban connector this part of Oslo sorely needs. By separating the building volumes, a 24-hour pedestrian thoroughfare is established and results in a higher degree of cohesion and contact with the urban fabric.