Pure Historical past Museum in Oslo Redesigned by Atelier Brueckner
after a few years renewalAtelier Brueckner has lastly accomplished a redesign of pure historical past archive (Naturhistorisk Museum) in Oslo, Norway, Situated inside the Botanical Backyard within the coronary heart of the Norwegian capital, the museum hosts the biggest geological and anthropological exhibition within the Nordic nations. The structure agency has give you a brand new idea that underpins the everlasting exhibition and highlights every assortment in a novel, distinctive manner. In the meantime, the intervention emphasizes the visible connection to the outside, profiting from the pre-existing 1920 excessive home windows and flooding the house with pure gentle.
Stage 1: Evolution of Stay II
All photos by Marcus Siez
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Redesign of the Pure Historical past Museum by Atelier Brueckner (see extra.) Right here) accommodates greater than 2,300 sqm of exhibition house, presenting 4 and a half billion years of Earth’s historical past. Guests can comply with a wide range of routes unfold over three flooring, with six thematically staged gallery rooms and a stand-alone presentation within the basement.
Coherent guiding techniques and coherent textual content hierarchies facilitate orientation inside the constructing. On the similar time, the positioning of the exhibitions underlies the navigation: big skeletons and replicas look guests straight within the eye as they enter the room.
Stage 1: Evolution of the Stay II – Evolution of animals on land
growth of life
On the primary degree, guests can discover two galleries that present how Earth and life on it have advanced collectively over time. Maybe essentially the most iconic options of this flooring are an entire Tyrannosaurus-Rex skeleton and an unique Triceratops cranium. Close by displays current island life varieties that predated dinosaurs via fossils, digital aquariums, and reconstructed fashions.
The principle narrative of the second gallery is the evolution of mammals, together with Ida, essentially the most full primate fossil ever discovered. Parallel threads describe the evolution of animals on land and within the sea. Within the closing themed space, a 14-metre-skeleton turns into the protagonist of the house.
Stage 2: Minerals and Rocks
minerals and rocks
Stage two reveals a captivating world of minerals, glowing crystals and stones within the aptly named ‘Minerals and Rocks’ gallery. On the lengthy sides of the ground, historic displays kind a gaggle of ten themed bays devoted to the historical past of the museum. The following gallery, known as ‘Historical past of an Ocean’, focuses its consideration on the geological historical past of the North Sea, starting with the Barents Sea and thus Norway. The 9 meter lengthy ‘Drill Core Desk’ is the central component of the room, displaying 178 drill core discs with fossils. The airspace above the desk is taken up by an inventive ceiling set up that represents the asteroid belt, foreshadowing the theme of the exhibition on the higher flooring.
Stage 2: Minerals and Rocks – Linked to Stage 3: Dynamic Earth
Tales from House and Crystal Cave Basement
On the third degree of the museum, a gallery known as ‘Tales from House’ teaches guests about our photo voltaic system, reveals its form, and reveals how the Earth was fashioned. In the meantime, on this degree a gallery known as ‘Dynamic Earth’ encourages company to be taught extra about our altering planet. Ten globes in various colours and textures fill the airspace of house, every of which stands for a course of that makes our planet distinctive. The globe may be considered via binoculars, whereas built-in augmented actuality (AR) permits guests to expertise processes and occasions visually.
The round tour via the three primary ranges may be concluded by a go to to the impressively staged ‘Crystal Cave’ within the basement. Guests enter the walk-in set up via a darkish entrance tunnel. Within the first space, the ‘Actual Cave’, they go over a black lattice bridge glowing crystal cave. The cave is a duplicate of Brevik’s crystal from a Norwegian potash mine. Within the adjoining room, the ‘synthetic cave’, showcases borrow from the prismatic form of their objects. The spotlight of the room sequence is the ‘Glowing Cave’, which makes use of UV gentle to showcase the magical colour and magnificence of type of the stones displayed.
Stage 3: Dynamic Earth – Theme: Earth’s core