The main strategy for the design of the new Floating museum and Wetland center is to create a project for everyone – both visitors and passers-by. The existing nature trail is taken as a starting point: as a natural axis of activity along the coast. The purpose is to ‘invite’ the activity axis into the project and design a loop / node that connects: Indoors with outdoors, The active with the observing, The creative with the experiential. That’s the way one experiences togetherness.
The house is designed as a cluster of parallel functional volumes, connected by a central link and oriented towards the river Glomma. Volumes have characteristic roofs with overhangs and green inner courtyards or outside green pockets, which reinforce the connection between inside and outside.
Due to the design of the project, the museum and competence center function is connected to the supporting functions (teaching / administration / shop / workshop) so that they overlap, complementing and inspiring each other. All functions are on one level, except for the restaurant, teaching and staff, which spread over two floors.
Part of the strategy is to create many space situations: between water and access area, exhibition and workshop, teaching and outdoor yard.
Bird's eye view. Museum in connection with the water.
Identification of the main local elements. Activity path connects functions together.
Synergy between indoor and outdoor activities
Arrival from the water. Experience the proximity to the water and local nature.
Flexibilty. Climate adaptation.
Sun and wind. Structure principle.
Loop. Heart. Exhibition.
View from the arrival foyer towards the Glomma river. Multifunctional activity and meeting room with reception, shop, auditorium.
Exhibition area. Close connection between nature, exhibition and the water.
Ground floor plan
Arrival from Øyaveien towards Glomma river
View towards the reception hall and the workshop
An active space between the water and the museum