23.11.2021 Cosima Kammel

Our Favourites: Three Multifaceted Museums

We present three multifaceted museums that have convinced our editorial team in every respect: an art museum towers high on the shore of the Oslofjord, a glass veil covers an antiquities exhibition in Nîmes, and a colourful solitaire provides exhibition space on the Venetian mainland.

Thirteen Levels of Art: Munch Museum in Oslo

With this towering new museum building, Estudio Herreros has placed an exclamation mark on the banks of Oslo Fjord. Its opening was preceded by a long, complicated history.

Client: Stadt Oslo
Architecture: Estudio Herreros
Location: Tøyengata 53, 0578 Oslo

A detailed print documentation is available in our issue DETAIL 10/2020 concerning the topic "Building Envelopes".

Colourful Solitaire: M9 Museum by Sauerbruch Hutton

The cultural upswing, which had focused for so long primarily on the Venetian lagoon, can now be perceived on the city’s mainland as well. With their development of the quarter surrounding the old Convento delle Grazie, Sauerbruch Hutton show the potential inherent in the frazione of Mestre, which lies on terra firma.

Client: Fondazione di Venezia, Polymnia Venezia
Architecture: Sauerbruch Hutton, Berlin
Location: Venedig-Mestre (IT)
A detailed print documentation is available in our issue DETAIL 3/2019 concerning the topic "Research and Teaching".

Photo: Adria Goula

Photo: Adria Goula

Photo: Alessandra Chemollo

Photo: Alessandra Chemollo

Antiquity Veiled with Glass: Musée de la Romanité in Nîmes

A delicate veil of 7,000 screen-printed squares of glass covers the Musée de la Romanité by Elizabeth de Portzamparc in Nîmes. It was a matter of course that controversy should arise concerning the decidedly contemporary structure opposite the world-famous amphitheater. The museum offers its visitors a journey through 25 centuries and a panoramic view of the planted roof.

Architecture: 2Portzamparc
Location: Place des Arènes, Nîmes (FR)


Foto: Nicolas Borel

Foto: 2Portzamparc

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