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Crescent Viking Museums

The AART Architects Conceptual Building Design Opts for a Curved Aesthetic

— April 19, 2016 — Art & Design
The AART Architects recently put together a concept proposal for the viking museum located in Oslo that features a contemporary crescent shape to the building's exterior. From an aerial view, the museum mirrors the shape of a crescent moon, while connecting to several neighbouring buildings housing artifacts and pieces from the viking era. The combination of history with modern design references contemporary building while simultaneously nodding to antiquated viking ship building.

The edifice focuses on a curved shape that offers a flow to the space for visitors to move through seamlessly, without boxing guests into separate rooms to see different exhibits and settings. The crescent area features floor-to-ceiling windows to add natural light that then connects to the older, pre-existing buildings.

Photo Credits: designboom, aart.dk
Trend Themes
1. Crescent-shaped Museum Designs - Architects are incorporating crescent shapes into building designs for museums, offering new ways to experience exhibits and relics.
2. Seamless Visitor Experiences - Architecture that flows seamlessly offers a unique visitor experience that combines modern aesthetics with history.
3. Combining History and Modern Design - Architecture that combines historical and modern design elements creates a unique and memorable experience for museum-goers.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Opportunities for innovation and creativity to incorporate curve shapes in museum designs that offer seamless visitor experiences.
2. Museums - Museums can adopt unique and modern designs that incorporate historical elements to attract visitors and provide fresh ways to experience relics and exhibits.
3. Tourism - Innovative and unique museum designs can draw tourists to visit and enhance the overall tourism industry in a given location.
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