Photo: Statsbygg. New National Museum Oslo
The new National Museum in Oslo is a world-class museum building and the largest art museum in the Nordic region and was opened to the public in 2022.
The new National Museum is one of the few buildings that can call itself a FutureBuilt ideal project. Being part of a FutureBuilt collaboration requires the new National Museum to be a forward-looking building with environmentally friendly solutions that are long-lasting.
The building is to be seen as an ideal in terms of positioning, both to avoid unnecessary transport by car, being close to public transport and facilitating pedestrians and cyclists.
Reports will be prepared for FutureBuilt for several phases of the project that include associated greenhouse gas accounts and documentation of selected solutions.
High environmental standards
The area and content of the museum
Facing the old station buildings, the piazza in front of the museum makes the museum an integral part of the city. The area features slate seating benches and there will be dining services available when the museum opens. There is also seating benches around the museum, along with green spaces.
The museum exhibits the full breadth of the largest and most valuable art collection in Norway. Where previously older and modern art, contemporary art and architecture and design were housed in three different museums around Oslo, they are now gathered under the same roof. The 5,000 works of art from the museum collection can be displayed in 89 different exhibition spaces in the new museum.
The signature space of the museum is the 2,400 m2, 130-metre long Light Hall that runs along the top of the building. It provides the museum with much needed space for presenting changing exhibitions by Norwegian and international artists.
The new and larger premises gives the National Museum better opportunities for managing its substantial art collection. The National Museum currently has a number of storage locations around Oslo. Now its be possible to gather all the art in one place. Employee workshops, conservation studios and office premises are located at the rear of the building.
- Client: The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Culture
- User: National Museum
- Principal: The Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property
- Architect: Klaus Schuwerk / Office: Kleiheus+Schuwerk / Subcontractor: Dyrvik Arkitekter AS (local architect) and Østengen & Bergo (landscape architecture)
- Advisors: Rambøll
- Main contractors: HAB, AF and Caverion
- Museum equipment project: Cadi og Kaels (interior architecture) and Goppion (display cases)
- Gross building area: approx. 54,600 m2
- Construction start/Completion: 2014/2020-21
- Opening: 2022
- Construction project cost framework: NOK 6.15 billion (2021)
- Cost framework museum equipment project: NOK 619 million (2020)
Cicular Ecodesign, Materials and the Value Chain https://www.greenbuilt.no/2022/07/05/et-helhetlig-verktoy-for-baerekraftig-utvikling-chris-butters/
Statsbygg Nytt nasjonalmuseum – Statsbygg
ISO 14001, EMAS and environmental performance: A meta-analysis. Artizar Erauskin-Tolosa et al., 2019. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337860974_ISO_14001_EMAS_and_environmental_performance_A_meta-analysis