Architects from Barcelona have drawn up plans for a new art museum in Kristiansand that aims to become one of the leading art museums in the Nordic countries. The concept SILOSAMLINGEN (‘The Silo Collection’) won the big architectural competition for designing the art museum and cultural quarter on the wharf Silokaia in Kristiansand. The architects MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO from Barcelona have collaborated on the project.
Today jury chairman and major Harald Furre publicly announced the winner, selected from 101 proposals. The winners were present at a formal event in Kilden Performing Arts Centre, just next to where the art museum will be built. Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, the Tangen Collection, Kanalbyen and Kristiansand Municipality joined together to launch the architectural competition for the art museum and cultural quarter to be built around the grain silo from 1935.
The proposal DREAM took 2nd place in the architectural competition and was also represented at the event at Kilden. Its creator is the architectural firm LARA – Andrea Ravagnani Architecture Lab from Rome, Italy.
The Jury’s reasoning