Astrup Fearnley Museum

Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Narud-Stokke-Wiig, Oslo, 2012

 

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Privately funded art museum built on reclaimed land in Oslo's Harbour

The museum is located on parkland at the far end of the busiest strip of Oslo’s waterfront southwest of the centre of Oslo.

The complex is composed of three different buildings, an art museum, office building and a culture centre. The buildings, which are arranged along the banks of a new canal, are joined together by a wide bridge. From here, a wide stair leads up to a place where restaurants, cafe and other public functions are placed.

The three buildings are covered by a curved roof that slopes down to touch the park level. Its edges extend outwards to reinforce lightness and at the same time to give protection from wind.

The use of wood as a material for structural elements, but also for the bridges, the exterior paving and in the interiors, follows Scandinavian tradition.

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  • Begun: 2009
  • Completed: 2012
  • Floor area: 7,000m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £65M
  • Address: Strandpromenaden 2, Tjuvholmen, Oslo, 0252, Norway

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