in november 2019, danish structure studio dorte mandrup received a global pageant to design ‘the whale’ — a brand new appeal to be situated 300 kilometers (186 miles) north of the arctic circle in norway. alternatively, quickly after the announcement, the challenge was once behind schedule because of the invention of archeological findings courting again to the viking age on web page. the agreement mound of andenes was once widely recognized, however now not the level of it. it became out that the mound was once even better than in the past idea, making it norway’s greatest of its sort. as a result, the development web page was robotically safe beneath the cultural heritage act.
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then, on october 15, 2020, native government granted ‘the whale’ dispensation from the cultural heritage act because it guarantees to be a web page of such social importance. naturally, the extended procedure has behind schedule the challenge with the brand new opening date driven again till june 2023. ”the whale’ isn’t a standard museum of herbal historical past, neither is it a standard artwork museum or nature middle,’ explains CEO børre berglund. ‘it’s not a analysis facility or an academic establishment. as an alternative, it seeks to mix the most productive of those puts, and merge it into one thing totally new.’
the development will likely be built in andenes, a web page at the northernmost a part of andøya — an island throughout the arctic circle. the proximity of the web page to bleiksdjupa, the deep-sea valley the place migrating whales cross through, signifies that the world has turn out to be one of the most easiest puts on the earth to look the marine mammal in its herbal habitat. as a result it was once determined that andenes, at the fringe of this underwater international, will be the splendid location for a brand new customer appeal.
positioned through the threshold of the sea, dorte mandrup’s design grows out of the area’s dramatic panorama. the unobtrusive development rises steadily with guests and locals invited to stroll at the roof. from right here visitors can have unspoiled perspectives of the sea, the mountains, the middle of the night solar, and even the northern lighting. the curved roof is roofed with stones that can naturally patinate over the years, underlining the relationship between the panorama and the development.
internally, the development will space exhibition areas, places of work, a café, and a shop. huge home windows that open towards the archipelago create a visible connection between the exhibition areas and their huge herbal setting. new pictures display the internal of the development, highlighting the customer revel in. see designboom’s earlier protection of the challenge right here.
identify: the whale
location: andenes, norway
shopper: the whale AS
design: dorte mandrup along with marianne levinsen landskab, JAC studio, thornton tomasetti, AT plan & arkitektur, nils øien, and anders kold
standing: scheduled final touch in 2022
philip stevens I designboom
oct 16, 2020