3XN wins architecture competition for the Randers Museum of Art

3XN just shared with us their winning entry for the Randers Museum of Art, a “sculpture sitting in a sculpture garden” according to the architects, a sinuous building both open to both the town and the landscape. The red-tile façade of the exterior becomes the roof, and similarly on the inside, the floor becomes a wall, and then the wall a ceiling.

From the architects:

Randers Museum of Art will be a prominent new landmark at the entrance to the town of Randers and alongside the Guden River.  At a size of 7.550 m2, the Museum will house three exhibition galleries, an auditorium, café, boutique and a range of administrative facilities.  The main exhibition gallery will house the Museum’s considerable collection of Danish art – directly connected to the landscape depicted in so many of its works.  The temporary exhibition space balances the national emphasis with its international potential; and a connecting transition between the galleries will be the Dalsgaard zone, named for Danish surrealist painter Sven Dalsgaard – of whom the Museum carries one of the world’s most significant collections.

The competition included 5 teams: ,  Zaha Hadid, Behnish Arkitekten, CoopHimme(l)blau and entasis a/s.

All images courtesy of 3XN

Cite: P, Amber. "3XN wins architecture competition for the Randers Museum of Art" 20 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=14961>
  • http://www.dagensdesign.dk Erling

    Interesting how the facade and roof is integrated in one piece. Not sure how they will put tiles on an horizontal surface and keep it watertight.

  • daidalos

    twist it baby!

  • roadkill

    looks very interesting, would be great to get some drawings please

  • Sarawin

    I think the roof should be white, as it was in a model.But this project is also a good architecture.

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  • http://escripto.wordpress.com sisifo

    really nice, actually the roof its quite similar to a project im doing for my master´s degree thesis. i love the form of the prject, thumbs up.

  • clumsy

    It looks like works of UNstudio 10 years ago.

  • kevin

    this is cool ! big up to all danish designers. by the way arch daily is so great guys. thanks for that. best architecture website on the internet right now !!!!

  • zigwin

    Looks like some former students/interns at UNstudio now have entered the worksphere of 3XN… Or is it simply a new sports centre for Randers FC?

  • David

    nice, id like to see other entries as well and drawings : ) thanks

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