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Winners Announced For Norwegian Competition to Convert Grain Silo into Art Museum

Winners Announced For Norwegian Competition to Convert Grain Silo into Art Museum
Winners Announced For Norwegian Competition to Convert Grain Silo into Art Museum, Winning proposal by MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO. Image Courtesy of Kunstsilo
Winning proposal by MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO. Image Courtesy of Kunstsilo

The winners of the Kunstsilo (Art Silo) competition to convert a 1935 harbor-side grain silo into an art museum in Kristiansand, Norway have been announced, with one overall winner and five runners up. MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO, a team from Barcelona, have won the competition, out of 101 proposals, with their concept, SILOSAMLINGEN (“The Silo Collection”), which, according to the jury, “demonstrates a crystal-clear combination of architectural self-assurance and humble respect for the silo building and its newly assigned task.”

Courtesy of X + I ARCHITECTURE Courtesy of Galmstrup LTD Courtesy of NA TO WA Architects and Austigard Arkitektur AS Winning proposal by MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO. Image Courtesy of Kunstsilo + 8

Winning proposal by MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO. Image Courtesy of Kunstsilo
Winning proposal by MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO. Image Courtesy of Kunstsilo

The proposal utilizes several uncompromising cuts to the silo’s interior, in order to open the space up to more light and create a sense of character for the new museum. The existing space is considered to be one of Norway’s finest examples of Functionalism and was additionally one of the first grain silos in the country to be constructed with cylindrical cells made of reinforced concrete.

Winning proposal by MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO. Image Courtesy of Kunstsilo
Winning proposal by MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO. Image Courtesy of Kunstsilo

Second place was awarded to Dream / LARA - Ravagnani Vecchi Architects:

Courtesy of LARA - Ravagnani Vecchi Architects
Courtesy of LARA - Ravagnani Vecchi Architects

Four additional runners-up were selected by the jury:

Lysningen / Galmstrup LTD

Courtesy of Galmstrup LTD
Courtesy of Galmstrup LTD

Kultur-Industrielt Kompleks / X + I ARCHITECTURE

Courtesy of X + I ARCHITECTURE
Courtesy of X + I ARCHITECTURE

Kulturakse / NA TO WA Architects and Austigard Arkitektur AS

Courtesy of NA TO WA Architects and Austigard Arkitektur AS
Courtesy of NA TO WA Architects and Austigard Arkitektur AS

Kunstsilo X / Rorbaek Og Moller Arkitekter APS

Courtesy of Rorbaek Og Moller Arkitekter APS
Courtesy of Rorbaek Og Moller Arkitekter APS

Project planning for the winning design will begin in 2017 so that the museum can be opened to the public in 2020.

News via: Kunstsilo and Galmstrup.

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Winning proposal by MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO. Image Courtesy of Kunstsilo

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