LAMBDA – THE NEW MUNCH MUSEUM BY THE OSLO FJORD – OPENS THE SUMMER 2021

 

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Edvard Munch is Norway’s most important contribution to the history of art and his masterpiece “The Scream” one the world’s most famous paintings.

The present Munch Museum on the outskirts of central Oslo will be replaced by a new ultra-modern museum designed by Spanish architect Juan Herreros. His design has caused some controversy in Oslo. Juan Herreros himself called the building “strange but logical” when he was interviewed by the Norwegian daily Aftenposten on a visit to Oslo some time ago where he faced some of his critics.

“This is a place where all of Oslo will go when they have their birthday or visitors from other places. We are also considering a viewing platform on the roof of the building. There you can go out from the exhibition and feel the light, the wind and the cool air, and then go inside the warm building again. If we make the building lower, it will diminish the view and the quality of the experience,” says Herreros in the Aftenposten interview.

This is an extract from a text written by the Swedish journalist and blogger Anders Steinvall.

Wow! Watch this film and look inside the building!

The Spanish architect Juan Herreros talks about his vision behind the new museum here.

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