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  7. Moderna Museet Malmö / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Moderna Museet Malmö / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

  • 01:00 - 7 April, 2010
Moderna Museet Malmö / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Moderna Museet Malmö / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gasverksgatan 22, Malmö, Sweden
  • Architects

    Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Responsible Architects

    Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård
  • Project Architect

    Mia Nygren
  • Collaborators

    Carmen Izquierdo Làzaro (Façade Architect), Helene Amundsen, Susanna Bremberg, Andreas Helgesson, Eric Engström, Mårten Nettelbladt, Marcus Andrén, Dennis Suppers, Alina Scheutzow, Suzanne Prest, Julia Gudiel Urbano
  • Client

    Moderna Museet
  • Contractor

    NCC Construction
  • Area

    2650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. A starting point was that a new art museum, a public and cultural building, represents a rare opportunity to create a new node within the city, the urban balance is changed and the neighborhood develops. In Malmö, in the south of Sweden, there was also the possibility to, starting from the industrial architecture of the former Electricity plant dating from the year 1900, create a new art museum with an informal and experimental character that would complement the main museum in Stockholm.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

The greatest challenge posed by the project, (in addition to the demanding eighteen-month time limit from sketch-design to inauguration), was the need to adapt the existing industrial brick building to current climatic and security requirements to comply with the highest international standards for art exhibition spaces. It soon became clear that in reality what was needed was a building within a building, a contemporary addition within the existing shell. This radical reconstruction not only provided a challenge, but also gave the opportunity for something new.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

Seen from the exterior a new extension marks the arrival of the new museum. The extension provides a new entrance and reception space, as well as a cafeteria and a new upper gallery. Its perforated orange façade both connects to the existing brick architecture and introduces a contemporary element to the neighbourhood. The perforated surface gives the façade a visual depth, and is animated through the dynamic shadow patterns which it creates. The ground floor is fully glazed so that sunlight is screened through the perforated façade.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

In relation to its context, the new addition plays with scale. From a distance it is only intelligible in comparison to the adjacent houses, only on close proximity the building and details can be read in its own right. The elimination of the standard ‘middle-scale’ strengthens the museum's presence in the immediate urban setting, at the same time as letting the building appear as a signal establishing a relationship with Malmö as a whole.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

Inside, the building has been spatially reconstructed. Two new staircases allow the visitor to move in a loop between the grand turbine hall and the upper exhibition rooms. The staircases are each enclosed between two walls, which functions to divide the program of the turbine hall into three separate spaces, housing in addition to exhibition spaces a children's studio and a separate loading area (in fact also used for exhibitions).

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

As in Kalmar Art Museum, we have been committed to providing exhibition spaces which allow artists and curators to tailor the conditions to each individual exhibition. Moderna museet Malmö (Malmö Museum of Art) offers a series of white boxes; from the almost domestic scale of the upper gallery, to the Turbine Hall that boasts a unique space of almost eleven meters in height.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Moderna Museet Malmö / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter" 07 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/55428/moderna-museet-malmo-tham-videgard-arkitekter/>
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21 Comments

Bia Souza · October 27, 2011

Simples e LARANJA! http://t.co/Lmd4h0wN

Kube Arquitetura · September 10, 2011

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Karsten Sinning · July 01, 2011

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design.language · January 31, 2011

I absolutely love this minimalist design and how the stark white interiors are offset by the punch of orange. So simple yet electrifying.

Vincent Beneche · January 17, 2011

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#architecture

Priscilla Marchetto · January 17, 2011

Moderna Museet
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Janice Lo · June 03, 2010

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Karin Watson · April 10, 2010

&#39Building within a building&#39 - adaptive reuse of electricity plant for new art museum http://bit.ly/cTXYzj

Arquitetura da Vila · April 09, 2010

Bom projeto de pequeno museu na Suécia . http://bit.ly/bK4gBz

bezi dexin · April 09, 2010

what is material in facade with details?

SWG STUDIO · April 08, 2010

Love this bright orange building in Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. #museum http://bit.ly/bK4gBz

SWG STUDIO · April 08, 2010

Love this bright orange building in Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. #museum http://bit.ly/bK4gBz

w · April 08, 2010

A cool graphic presence on the street the depth created by the screen adds a lot to the effect, but as a functioning building the museum spaces are nothing special.

DESIGN*aRt::archive · April 08, 2010

architecture: Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter (25pics) http://bit.ly/aiJydn (archdaily)

gosiap (????) · April 07, 2010

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Moderna Museet Malmö / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Moderna Museet Malmö · April 07, 2010

RT @fernandafefs: museu de arte na suécia! chora! http://www.archdaily.com/55428...

Moderna Museet Malmö · April 07, 2010

RT @bluevertical: love it! but i am a sucker for orange ;) RT @archdaily: Moderna Museet Malmö by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter http://archdai.ly/bQ5LIj

Moderna Museet Malmö · April 07, 2010

RT @NewsArch: Moderna Museet Malmö / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter http://archdai.ly/bQ5LIj ?? via @archdaily

josephiklein.com · April 07, 2010

contrastingly fringe+ compare it with the NEW MUSEUM.

OPA · April 07, 2010

very pleasant piece of warm in cold and grey Malmo

blackstone · April 07, 2010

i dunno about the very orange lobby.... but, all in all, a very strong project.

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