Nestled in Norway, The Twist is more than a museum, it is a bridge and a habitable sculpture. A 60-metre-long bridge with a fascinating 90-degree twist in the middle of the beautiful Randselva River.
For some time, their name has been a promise of originality. And once again, the architects and interior designers of the Bjarke Ingels Group have hit the nail on the head. This time with a 60-metre-long bridge with a fascinating 90-degree twist in the middle of the beautiful Randselva River. On one side, the museum is windowless and on the other, large windows offer an unobstructed view.
To chief architect Bjarke Ingels, The Twist is more than a museum: “It is a bridge and a habitable sculpture“. In reality, The Twist allows the Kistefos museum, an hour north of Oslo, to double its surface. The museum of 1,000m2 connects two exhibition spaces: a vertical gallery protected from sunlight and a horizontal gallery with a view on the surroundings. BIG describes the crossing as entering a camera shutter.
The Twist itself is not just an aesthetic audacity. It is a flexible place that the museum can customise according to its exhibitions. This tendril is also useful to connect the lower south bank to the north bank, 16 meters away, on a small hill.
Originally from Copenhagen, but also with offices in London and New York, BIG has already designed the Lego House in Denmark and is working on the future Two World Trade Center in New York. With the Maison de l’économie créative en Nouvelle-Aquitaine (MECA), in Bordeaux, Bjarke Ingels also marks another important project this year. He has also plans underway to create a floating city, where ten thousand climate refugees would be able to live.. His vision of the business? Not only give form, but also bring content. “The architect is a midwife who helps the world to be born and reborn again“, he says. As creators, we have a responsibility to imagine more than just façades and objects.“
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