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
009 HOUSE 4 LIFE
048 MYEONGDONG PARK
042 SEUN SANGGA
027 ARTHOUSE
035 FACADE
024 OUTLET
047 BACKGROUND CITY
044 RESIDUAL
037 SEOSOMUN
008 APARTMENTS
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