South façade, facing the town.

South façade, facing the town.

Exhibition space.

View from the harbour.

Ground floor, multi-purpose space.

Main stair.

Façade shingles.

Façade shingles.

Plan level 1.

Plan level 2.


Site plan.

The city of Porsgrunn has a long maritime history. The new museum aims to reflect the city’s historical context and picturesque surroundings, while also creating a characteristically modern public building that is also to house the area’s new science centre. To adapt to the surrounding buildings, the museum’s roof is a dynamic figure combining several slanting volumes. The aluminium façade consists of small sheets, imitating the scales of the maritime fauna.

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