The Twist – Art Museum in Norway that Also Acts Like a Bridge Over the River

Yes, this is a real art museum called ‘The Twist‘ located in Kistefos Sculpture Park, a place of 46 sculptures by Norwegian and international artists. Park is located in Jebnaker, Norway and this twisted bridge gallery connects two sides of Randselva river banks. It’s designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, aka BIG. The museum is a 15,000-square-foot structure with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow visitors to enjoy the surrounding landscape on the north side that is naturally illuminated. On the south side, the gallery is darker and illuminated with artificial light. 40cm wide aluminum panels are arranged in double-curved geometry creating the ‘stack of books’ effect. This 60-meter twist bridge museum was opened to the public on September 18th, 2019. Work of conceptual artists such are Martin Creed and painter Howard Hodgkin were presented. For 2020 it’s hoped to bring even more visitors with exhibitions that include the works of artists like Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Wool, Ed Rusha, and Damien Hirst.

 

Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, aka BIG

‘The Twist’ also acts as a bridge across the Randselve river

It’s located in Kistefos Sculpture Park, city of Jebnaker, Norway

The north side of the museum that is naturally illuminated

40cm wide aluminum panels are arranged in double-curved geometry creating the ‘stack of books’ effect

The Twist was opened to the public on the 18th of September, 2019

You can make your visit next year between the end of May and mid-November

via [designmilk]