Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art reopens in Oslo
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Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art reopens in Oslo

30 Sep 2012

The €90m Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art has reopened in Tjuvholmen, Oslo, Norway.

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art reopens in Oslo

The €90m Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art has reopened in Tjuvholmen, Oslo, Norway.

Located at Dronningensgtate 4 since 1993, the private museum has now moved to a new development called Icon Complex, which was built on reclaimed land.

Developed by Selvaag Gruppen and Aspelin-Ramm Gruppen, the museum is designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Narud Stokke Wiig architects.

The new 7,000m² building features its own bathing beach, a sculpture park, galleries, a cafe, a hotel, auditorium and bookshop and a viewing tower to provide views across Oslo.

The museum features various smaller rooms at different levels joined together by a bridge.

UK-based engineering practice Arup provided specialist lighting consultancy for the museum.

Arup project director Arfon Davies said that the company designed a roof system that allows as much winter sun in as possible and, through a series of layers, diffuses and redirects this light for use inside the gallery.

"The roof system effectively provides the opportunity for people to see more exhibits in daylight and the reduction in the use of electric lighting results in significant energy savings," Davies said.

Astrup Fearnley Museum is part of Tjuvholmen Icon Complex, which features an office building and a culture centre built on reclaimed land.

The three buildings are covered by a double-curved roof inspired by a bicycle tyre that slopes down to touch the landscape.


Image: The 7,000m² Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art features a sculpture park, galleries, a cafe, a hotel, auditorium and bookshop. Photo: Arup.