Henning Larsen Architects Reaches Next Round of Oslo National Musuem Design Competition

18 April 2010 (Last Updated April 18th, 2010 18:30)

Henning Larsen Architects has been selected as one of the three winning teams to design the new National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Norway. Henning Larsen Architects was selected in third place for its design, while Denmark practice Jaja Architects won the second prize an

Henning Larsen Architects has been selected as one of the three winning teams to design the new National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Norway.

Henning Larsen Architects was selected in third place for its design, while Denmark practice Jaja Architects won the second prize and the German firm Kleihues + Schuwerk received the first prize beating 237 proposals in the first stage of the competition.

The 54,000m² museum will be located on the site of the old railway station in west Vestbanen.

Henning's proposal, called Trylleesken or the magic box, features a modern design that will integrate into its surroundings.

The museum's interior appears as an open, bright and floating space and the foyer rises through the nine levels of the building offering a connection between the exhibitions.

The foyer appears as an integrated part of the façade from the outside and offers views of Oslo.