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Norway’s New Art Museum Will Extend Across a River

Lucy Wang reports in Inhabitat that plans have been unveiled by Bjarke Ingels Group for the new art museum that will also serve as a bridge connecting the banks of the Randselva River in Norway. The building will occupy the grounds of the Kistefos Sculpture Park, which contains works by artists like Anish Kapoor and Olafur Eliasson. The new design is notable for its twist midway through the building, in a glazed strip made of insulated glass panels that will protect the art and building from UV light.

“The museum visit itself will be a bridge, not a goal,” said the architecture firm. “We stumbled upon our first experiment with social infrastructure—a building that serves as a bridge—or a cultural institution that serves as a piece of infrastructure.”

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