PROJECT: Museum - Library - shopping - Parking
AREA: 10.000 m2
LOCATION: Oslo - Norway
CLIENT: Norwegian Minister
TYPE: International competition
STATUS: Settled 2009
TEAM : Francesco Schiavello , Francesco Lipari, ilja Burchard
DESCRIPTION: Our primary purpose is to respond the request to design a building for Oslo of extraordinary architectural and Historical significance and to create a public resource for Oslo that would benefit the community in which it is located, creating a world class cultural facility in Norway. The project proposal is to generate a new synthetic landscape through the understanding and integration ofits systems. It will be a landmark, a new recognizable structure; a sign of the national museum history able to attract at the same time both international artists and private collectors to support the institution, increasing international interest in Norwegian culture in a way to create a new economic and tourist resource for Oslo. The National Museum is not just a place where norwegian culture is displayed, but mainly an artificial path, a Museum_scape, a stroll through the history of a culture and a place; it is a natural place closely related to the culture of the norwegian people, a place for interaction and gathering, a place for learning and studing . The new museum will substantially contribute to the cultural offerings of the city, and will make an important statement about the future development of Oslo: -Ecological: the rooftop as an urban resource; the museum building as a “living organism” with bioclimatic features. -Historical: the renovation and connection to the historical preexistences in order to restore historical value and identity to the place. -Cultural: the museum intended as a pathway that brings into dialogue art and ecological issues. -Social: the museum as a community space with a variety of functions fostering social interaction. -Recreational: a complex program which could revitalize this portion of the City of Oslo.