004 OSLO MUSEUM

Competition entry for Oslo National Arts Museum

2012
A Platform, a Courtyard and an Ice cube

This project focuses on two key ideas, creating a new public realm both internal and external and establishing a clear identity for the new National Museum.  Consolidating three National Museums into one comprehensive museum is an ambitious task; the task becomes especially compelling when the architecture proposal has to engage with a historical national monument. 
Reactivating the role of the existing Vestbanen building, in effect turning back the clock and bringing the former train station alive is the starting point for our architectural intervention.  The Vestbanen building becomes the main entrance to the museum complex and is absorbed into the new.  This clear juxtaposition between old/new is a critical decision which combines the two entities rather than allow both to dwell as separate urban fragments.
DATE
June 2009

STATUS
International Competition

PROGRAMME
National Museum of the Arts

SITE
Oslo, Norway

AREA
40,000 m2

TEAM
Peter W Ferretto, Heeri Song
024 OUTLET
026 URBAN LIVING
034 ANDERSEN
041 HKAC STAND
031 JEJU
038 PLACE/SEOUL
012 PRIMEMINISTER
037 SEOSOMUN
040 MTR ART
035 FACADE
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