Spanish architecture firm 'estudio Herreros' has designed the long-anticipated new Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. After winning the Much Museum completion back in 2019, and after several delays, the museum is set to open on October 22, 2021.
The museum features the most extensive collection of works by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. The collection was donated to the city upon Munch's death and now houses over 20,000 pieces. The design for the museum is a 13-story structure that sits on the edge of Oslo's port district. The structure houses 11 exhibition halls and has over 20,000 square meters of exhibit space. A unique property of this structure is its leaning top section, which makes the building appear distorted and extremely proponent within the city skyline.
The building is made using sustainable materials - such as low-carbon concrete and recycled steel.
Image Credit: Adrià Goula, courtesy estudio Herreros