Designed by Danish architectural firm AART, the new Viking Age Museum is aim to create a new signature, forward-looking setting for one of the most visited museums in Norway, focusing on the preservation and dissemination of the museum’s unique collection of cultural history. To fulfil this ambition, the extension will deploy a bold circular structure to add a new dimension to the experience of the museum, at the same time harmonising perfectly with Arnstein Arneberg’s historic Viking Ship Building from 1926.
The extension will be a natural continuation of the Viking Ship Building’s existing wings, at once preserving the cultural-historical values of the place and connecting them to modern forms of dissemination and experience. With its bold circular shape, the extension will create a new iconic signature for the museum, while making room for an intuitive flow of exhibitions and preserving the Viking Ship Building as a prominent, totally integral part of the new museum and the surrounding countryside.
For more information about this project, please visit the website of AART.