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Oslo, Norway

Lambda

Munch Area (Gross Floor Area: 50,200 mq) + Munch Museum and Stenersen Museum Collections (Gross Floor Area: 16,000 mq)

Herreros Arquitectos — Lambda

western bird's eye view of site model
"models by Jorge Queipo, fotos by Federico LÛpez"

Lambda creates a generous invitation both to the Museum and to the public access of the area in general. The location of the Museum on Paulsenkaia leaves the area south of the Opera open to a public park and recreational landmark in the middle of the bay overlooking the fjord, in close contact both with the Opera and the Museum. The project strengthens the river mouth, opens the landscape and gives public access to both sides of the river all the way out to the fjord. The position between Akerselva and Stasjonsallmenningen connects the Museum to the commons as well as to the harbour promenade and fixes the urban vision of the area as a whole. The main entrance facing north connects the building to the urban fabric and city centre.

Herreros Arquitectos — Lambda

museum's southern promenade on model
"models by Jorge Queipo, fotos by Federico LÛpez"

The choice of location and the urban form of the building makes Lambda stand out as a beautiful contemporary museum worthy of displaying the important combined collections in the centre of Bjørvika at the edge of the fjord. The building adds to the silhouette of the Opera with a slight verticality, choosing a posture which shows a double attention towards the fjord and the city. The new building communicates with the Opera on the same level of importance and opens the new reading of the landscape and introduce a new type of public space and openness in the area.

Herreros Arquitectos — Lambda

view of museum tower from opera harbor

The concept of the Museum is flexible and invites to create new relationships between the two institutions. Separate exhibition areas connected with a generous vertical communication makes it easy to compose and change different exhibitions. Both Munch and Stenersen can be expressed and redefined inside as well as outside the building.

Herreros Arquitectos — Lambda

infografic detail of view from the museum's
water roof garden

It is light and translucent in contrast to the opera. It is displaying the movement of people in the facade in contrast to the people walking on the roof of the Opera. The Museum talks with both sides of the bay by placing the exhibition and working space east and communication and public flows facing west.

Herreros Arquitectos — Lambda

infografic view of museum tower
at night from across the waterfront

Lambda makes a public vertical statement that is more powerful than the commercial high-rise zone to the north. It is a statement of art and public accessibility to the fjord. The building is elegant and emblematic in its simplicity and will be a light tower in the fjord introducing an amazing place for people enjoying the unique landscape of Oslo.

Herreros Arquitectos — Lambda

infografic view of tower from museum plaza

Architecture: HerrerosArquitectos
Project Directors: Juan Herreros, Jens Richter y Paola Simone
Collaborators: Riccardo Robustini, Luís Berríos-Negrón, Carmen Antón, Verónica Meléndez, Ángela Ruiz, Joanna Socha, Paula Vega
General Consultant: IDOM International
Landscape Architect: Thorbjörn Andersson
Model / Model Photographs: Jorge Queipo / Federico López

Herreros Arquitectos — Lambda

site plnning of oslo harbor and the bjorvika area

Herreros Arquitectos — Lambda

site axonometric of area planning

Herreros Arquitectos — Lambda

site plan of museum plaza and housing development

Herreros Arquitectos — Lambda

water roof garden level plan

Herreros Arquitectos — Lambda

cross section

Herreros Arquitectos — Lambda

west elevations

Herreros Arquitectos — Lambda

housing plans

Herreros Arquitectos — Lambda

housing public space
longitudinal sections

Herreros Arquitectos — Lambda

volumetric diagrams of housing compund

Herreros Arquitectos — Lambda

volumetric diagram of design

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