Architecture competition winners at Munch museum

”Lambda” © Herreros Arquitectos / HAV Eiendom

The Munch Museum, the Stenersen collections and the Deichman main public library are moving to Bjørvika, near the Opera House. The winning projects from the architecture competitions can now be seen at the Munch Museum and the Deichman main public library.

20 architectural companies have participated in the competition for the Munch Museum including the Stenersen Museum’s collections, and 19 companies in the competition for the Deichman Main Public Library, which is Norway´s largest public library.

Spanish and Norwegian architect offices are the winners of the two separate architect competitions. Herreros Arquitectos came out on top in the Munch competition with their entry “Lambda”, while Lund Hagem Arkitekter AS and Atelier Oslo AS were ranked as number one in the Deichman competition with their environmentally-friendly concept entitled ”Diagonale.”

“I would like to thank the architects for their excellent contributions and HAV Eiendom for a well-organised architect competition,” says Oslo’s Chief Commissioner Erling Lae.

“I am also delighted that so many citizens have visited the exhibition. We will now ensure that the winning proposals evolve into new premises for the Munch/ Stenersen Museum and the Oslo Main Library, and that we develop Bjørvika to become Oslo’s new cultural district.”

"Diagonale” Lund Hagem Arkitekter and Atelier Oslo.

The panels of judges ranked three and four entries respectively in the two separate competitions, and both juries were unanimous in their decisions.

The Munch/Stenersen ranking:

1. ”Lambda” by Herreros Arquitectos (Spain)

2. ”Yin-Yang” by REX Architecture (USA)

3. “Girls on the bridge” by Christ & Gantenbein (Switzerland) and Lie Øyen Arkitekter (Norway )

“The positioning and the sophisticated style of the building has resulted in “Lamda” standing out as a beautiful and modern museum. It is both elegant and iconic in all it’s simplicity,” says jury foreman Helle Søholt.

The Deichman ranking:

1. “Diagonale” by Lund Hagem Arkitekter and Atelier Oslo (Norway)

2. “Meeting place/diversity/openness/exploration” by Schmidt Hammer Lassen (Denmark)

3. “Intermezzo” by Snøhetta (Norway )

4. “Between Brochure” by David Chipperfield Architects (UK) and Norske Div. A  Arkitekter (Norway)

More information about the architecture competition and the winning projects: HAV Eiendom.

More information about the Munch/Stenersen exhibition: Munch Museum.

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