herreros arquitectos: wins first prize for munch museum, oslo, norway
 
herreros arquitectos: wins first prize for munch museum, oslo, norway herreros arquitectos: wins first prize for munch museum, oslo, norway
apr 16, 2009

herreros arquitectos: wins first prize for munch museum, oslo, norway

‘lambda’ by herreros arquitectos image courtesy herreros arquitectos

 

 

spanish firm herreros arquitectos have won first prize for their ‘lambda’ design, in the international architectural competition for the munch museum in oslo, norway.

lambda creates a generous invitation both to the museum and to the public access of the area in general. the location of the museum on paulsenkaia leaves the area south of the opera open to a public park and recreational landmark in the middle of the bay overlooking the fjord, in close contact both with the opera and the museum. the project strengthens the river mouth, opens the landscape and gives public access to both sides of the river all the way out to the fjord.

the building adds to the silhouette of the opera with a slight verticality, choosing a posture which shows a double attention towards the fjord and the city. the new building communicates with the opera on the same level of importance and opens the new reading of the landscape and introduce a new type of public space and openness in the area.   the two institutions have separate exhibition areas connected with a generous vertical communication. both munch and stenersen can be expressed and redefined inside as well as outside the building.

it is light and translucent in contrast to the opera. it is displaying the movement of people in the facade in contrast to the people walking on the roof of the opera. the museum talks with both sides of the bay by placing the exhibition and working space east and communication and public flows facing west.

 

 

image courtesy herreros arquitectos

 

 

image courtesy herreros arquitectos

 

 

image courtesy herreros arquitectos

 

 

image courtesy herreros arquitectos

 

‘lambda’ exhibition spaces image courtesy herreros arquitectos

 

 

 

 

image courtesy herreros arquitectos

 

image courtesy herreros arquitectos

 

 

image courtesy herreros arquitectos

 

 

image courtesy herreros arquitectos

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