The new Munch Museum in Oslo houses 26,300 m² exhibition halls, event rooms, depots and office spaces. On the basement floors, there is an auditorium and a cinema, rooms for workshops, readings and concerts, two restaurants and a roof terrace.
The most striking features of this 13-storey new building are the inclined head towards the opera house and the city centre and a façade of corrugated and perforated aluminium panels, which creates iridescent effects.
B+G was responsible, among other things, for developing a façade concept considering various passive house requirements.
The final façade solution comprises a single back-ventilated layer with corrugated external perforated aluminium panes. This composition meets functional requirements, such as climate conditions, energy technology, maintenance, daylight, and a visibly permeable structure linking the museum's interior with the adjacent Oslo Fjord. The west side of the façade is dynamically designed, and the most challenging point is energy consumption. The solution here is to modify the placement of the corrugated panels with different degrees of perforation and to use glass with different G-values in the outer façade.
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