Fuglsang Kunstmuseum

Tony Fretton Architects, Lolland, 2007


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White-brick art gallery on the island of Lolland in southern Denmark, with a shop, café, learning centre, administration spaces and storage

Located in Fuglsang Lolland, Southern Denmark, the building is designed to harmonise with the idyllic rural setting of the Fuglsang estate.

The Museum extends into the fields while having a strange axial but offset relation to the most significant of the existing buildings, the Manor House and its formal surroundings. Like the buildings around the courtyard the facades of the Museum are constructed from brick. As is the barn on the west side of the court, they are painted white and the roof lights are in a grey brick the colour of the roofs of the buildings around it.

In addition to the permanent art collection, the 2,500m2 building also houses galleries for temporary exhibitions, shop, café, learning centre, administration spaces and storage for the museum’s vast collection of paintings and sculpture.

The galleries are very different in scale and character from the public space of the foyer and are places in to which groups of visitors can spread out and immerse themselves in the collection, finding that it is arranged in three suites.


  • Begun: Aug 2006
  • Completed: Dec 2007
  • Floor area: 2,540m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £5.6M
  • Procurement: Total Entrepreneur
  • Address: Nystedvej 71, Lolland, 4891 Toreby, Denmark

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