Connected and infinite
- LocationFetsund, Norway
- ProgramWetland and Timber Rafting Museum
- ClientMiA, Museene i Akershus
- Size7.000 m²
One thing that is omnipresent, and which connects everything, is space. So, we made it our goal to create a building, that embodies a continuous flow of space and blurs the line between interior and exterior. Not as a transparent modernist glass building, but as a sustainable contemporary wooden building, constructed from logs similar to the ones that once floated on the local waterways. A building with a continuous flow of space and matter designed to express an idea of connectedness, blurring the borders between landscape and building and between nature and culture.
Like a sand castle, we model the building in an upward spiral that connects building and landscape and ends in a large panoramic view plateau at the level of the treetops. After hiking the area or experiencing the surroundings by boat, kayak or canoe, you can climb the building roof to reach the real attraction of the museum – the spectacular view to the wetland landscape. The water becomes the land, that becomes the building, that becomes the space, that becomes the experience, that becomes the knowledges and the insight.
Outside, the ascending roofgarden culminates in the large view plateau. Inside, the upward movement ends in the restaurant with a partly covered terrace overlooking the river.