Photo: Iwan Baan. Images courtesy of the National Museum of Norway.
Renowned architectural photographer Iwan Baan shared an update on the Kleihues + Kleihues-designed National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, which will officially open to the public in June next year.
The museum began offering public tours of the new facilities over the summer, which is a significant upgrade to the institution’s former home in a historic 19th-century building that is currently undergoing renovation. Conceptual reuse study led by Snøhetta.
Baan’s photos showcase the site of Vestbanen harbor and the new two-story structure, which will house some 5,000 pieces from the museum’s growing collection in 90 different individual rooms, with an art library, café and terrace in open air, which offers a view of the adjacent to Akershus Fortress.
The institution will become the largest of its kind in Scandinavia and is thoughtfully made up of several different Nordic materials, such as locally sourced wood and a Norwegian granite facade. The Nasjonalmuseet officially opens its doors to visitors on June 11.