The new Maritime Museum and Science Center from Norway is going to open in the fall of 2012. The design of the building will be led by the Danish architecture offices COBE and TRANSFORM and the location is the city of Porsgrunn in Norway.
The location is near the river and it will be part of the development of Porsgrunn City Center-a project also led by COBE and TRANSFORM.The city is renowned for the fact that it`s a landmark when it comes to shipping and it has an extensive maritime history that awaits to be revealed.
Even if the design of the building is expected to be impressive,the nearby smaller buildings will not be overshadowed by the museum. The ground floor has access to all the outdoor areas and to the promenade that leads towards the river.The ground floor has all the public functions and the main room is basically represented by the central entrance.The space also has a staircase that gives access to the upstairs exhibition zone.
The exhibitions are divided into 9 different spaces and they can have multiple uses,they can function as exhibiting collections from the museum ,but they can also host other events and the rooms on the upper level seem large and airy thanks to the architectural design. The space that is reserved to the exhibition is flexible. The architects work in collaboration with the engineering firm Sweco and the museum will receive its guests in the fall of 2012.