DIFK Dipl.-Ing. Florian Kosche AS PROJECTS JOBS NO

KISTEFOS


Art museum. Kistefos. Norway. 2015.


The new Kistefos Museum is located in the Kistefos Sculpture Park, by the river Randselva in Jevnaker. Built around a historical paper mill, the sculpture park occupies both embankments of the river and exhibits works by Anish Kapoor, Olafur Eliasson, Fernando Bottero and Elmgreen & Dragset.

From architect BIG: The proposal is conceived as a simple beam that spans the Randselva to connect the two edges of the site, becoming a second bridge for the Sculpture Park.

A simple twist in the building’s volume allows the bridge to lift from the lower forested area towards the south, up to the hillside area in the north. This creates a series of interconnected spaces: a vertical stack of galleries for media, paintings, and sculpture to the south – and a horizontal, open gallery, ideal for sculptures and large installations to the north. The warped geometry of the building volume merges the vertical and horizontal in a single motion, forming a fanning staircase inside.

As local engineer, our task is to assist AKT II in the daily development of the project. DIFK is the engineer of record.


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Images:
BIG
ELEMENT Arkitekter
BIG IDEAS
AKT II
Max Fordham
Davis Langdon
GCAM
MIR
KISTEFOS
Image courtesy BIG + MIR
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Images courtesy BIG

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