Danes to build Norway’s new Viking museum

Viking Age Museum to get innovative circular design
A Danish firm of architects has been selected to build a new Viking museum in Oslo, out of three proposals.
AART’s circular design, which it calls Naust, was chosen for the Viking Age Museum on the Bygdøy peninsula in Norway’s capital city.
“This contribution provides a very good solution to a complicated task,” explained Synnøve Lyssand Sandberg of Norway’s Directorate of Public Construction and Property.
“The building has good functionality for the public. Those who want a short visit will be able to get a good overview and an experience of ships and collection. At the same time there will be ample opportunity for further study and exploration.”
The existing Viking Ship building, which dates from 1926, will be included in the new design.
However, construction of the 13,000 sq m building – three times the size of the current museum – will not start until 2020. The total price of the project was not disclosed.
“These are our pyramids, a part of world heritage,” Norway’s education and research minister, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, said earlier this year. “Viking ships are also one of our major tourist destinations.”
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