One Step Closer to a New Viking Age Museum

The winning architectural entries for a new Viking Age Museum at Bygdøy have now been made public. The Minister of Education and Research Thorbjørn Røe Isaksen had 111 entries to choose from.

The three winning entries: NaustVikingetiden på ny and Favn. (Illustrations:

Key contribution to world heritage

– The architectural competition represents a milestone in the development of new and modern museum facilities at Bygdøy. The planned Viking Age Museum will give Norway’s key contribution to world heritage the environment it deserves, says Ole Petter Ottersen, Rector of the University of Oslo.

Three winning entries

The winning concept "Naust" is designed by Danish architects AART, while the proposal "Vikingetiden på ny" by JAJA Architects in collaboration with Coast studio came second. The concept "Favn" by Arkitekturfabrikken in Trondheim is on third place on the Ministers' award list.

More information on the winning entries is available on Statsbygg's website.

– The three entries will place the Viking ships in the wider context of their time. In addition, they will ensure that our Viking Age collections can be properly preserved. But perhaps most importantly, the new museum will give a wider audience access to this outstanding cultural heritage, says Håkon Glørstad, Director of the Museum of Cultural History.

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Read more about the Viking Age Museum on the Museum of Cultural History’s website

Published Apr. 12, 2016 3:41 PM - Last modified Apr. 12, 2016 3:57 PM