Norway’s New National Arts Museum
The Norwegian government is planning to build a new “all-arts” museum in Oslo. The new National Museum will become an important and dynamic arena for the general public to meet the visual arts.
AN URBAN CONNECTION. Between Aker Brygge and the square in front of the City Hall. A large institution with respect for its neighbours. (Click to see larger image!)AN INTIMATE PIAZZA. Visitors will be drawn towards the museum entrance in the corner.A PLACE FOR STUDY. The museum library is the country’s largest art library, and open to everyone.A PLACE FOR STUDY. The museum library is the country’s largest art library, and open to everyone.MEETING POINT. The restaurant will be facing the piazza, and will be open to museum visitors and the general public alike.SECTION THROUGH THE GREAT MUSEUM. The quay and the station master’s residence on the left, then the piazza, the three floors of exhibition halls, and storage facilities, workshops and offices on the right.NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR CONTEMPORARY ART. In the new museum, contemporary art will be given ample space and be seen as part of a historical development.MORE SPACE FOR MUNCH. The collection of the National Museum posesses many of Edvard Munch’s main works. The new Munch room will be 50 percent larger than the present one.MORE SPACE FOR MUNCH. The collection of the National Museum posesses many of Edvard Munch’s main works. The new Munch room will be 50 percent larger than the present one.VIEWS TOWARDS THE HARBOUR AND THE FORTRESS. You will be able to enjoy snacks and drinks from the spectacular roof terrace with sculptures.
The proposed building signals the museum’s significance on a national and international level.
"The new National Arts Museum will be one of Norways most important and monumental buildings. In addition, the environmental standards are high and security issues are central. An extensive planning period is behind us; we now look forward to starting the building process." Øivind Christoffersen, CEO, Statsbygg