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Norway opens contest for new Viking Age Museum

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The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research has launched a competition for a new 13,000m² Viking Age Museum in Bygdøy, Oslo

Open to architects and landscape architects, the contest seeks ideas to expand Arnstein Arneberg’s 1932 Viking Ship Museum and create a ‘globally leading centre’ for studying Vikings.

Norwegian education minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen said: ‘The vision behind a new Viking Age Museum at Bygdøy is to create a globally leading centre for the dissemination of knowledge about the Viking Age.

‘I hope that both Norwegian and foreign architectural firms throw themselves into this work and the opportunity to find the best solution for the world’s most important Viking collection.’

A £240,000 prize fund will be shared between the top entries and the overall winners – set to be announced in March – will negotiate for the contract to deliver the scheme.

An event for participants will be held at 12noon local time on 12 October inside the Viking Ship Museum.

Located on the Bygdøy peninsula, the museum is home to several ancient artefacts including the Oseberg ship (pictured) which was found in a burial mound near near Tønsberg.

Other nearby attractions include the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Kon-Tiki Museum and Norwegian Maritime Museum.

The deadline for requests to participate is 2pm on 2 December.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Lasse Kwetzinsky
Head office of The Directorate of Public Construction and Property
Postbok 8106 Dep. (Biskop Gunnerusgt. 6)
0032 Oslo

Tel: +47 81555045
Email: prosjekt1011301@statsbygg.no
Fax: +47 22954001




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