Norway’s State-of-the-Art Museum Unveiled

24 August 2010 (Last Updated August 24th, 2010 18:30)

The national rock and pop museum of Norway, Rockheim, built for the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Culture, has been unveiled. Designed by Norwegian design practice Pir II and Canada-based Parallel World Labs, the state-of-the-art interactive museum building features a cantilevered box ext

The national rock and pop museum of Norway, Rockheim, built for the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Culture, has been unveiled.

Designed by Norwegian design practice Pir II and Canada-based Parallel World Labs, the state-of-the-art interactive museum building features a cantilevered box extension built on the roof.

The six-floor museum is also decorated with Norwegian LP covers painted on to a glass exterior and illuminated from the back by 14,000 LEDs.

Parallel World Labs CEO Stacey Spiegel said the upper levels of the museum offered dozens of state-of-the-art installations and experiences, guiding the visitor through the last six decades of the country's pop and rock culture.

Other features of the museum include a tribute hall, decade-based immersive rooms, an artefact wall, a hands-on mixing studio and performance stage, concert hall and MediaTek lounge, according to worldinteriordesignnetwork.com.