Museum of Design by Kritika Saini
Conceived as a continuous never ending infinite Möbius loop, this proposal represents the concept of time where the visitor inculcates a feeling of “floating” in space.
The Möbius form has been placed strategically on the centre of the site in such a way that it produces a minimal footprint of the building. The building blends perfectly into the contoured topography of the site and extends till the waterfront.
The building blends perfectly into the contoured topography of the site and extends till the waterfront. This topology provides a panoramic view of the Bygdøy island and creates an experience of being in proximity with nature, preserving the natural beauty and the fauna and flora of the island.
A timeless crystalline façade inspired by ripples found in spacetime creates an eye-catching reflection of the surroundings, encouraging the passers-by to stop and gaze at the exterior.
This “eye popping” Möbius skin is a parametrically designed metal facade, made up of grey metallic panels and the voids in between the skin are filled with ETFE panels giving it a snowy effect on the building.
Therefore, together, the museum structure, urban forest and connecting waterfront plazas form an ensemble, a new landmark and let you immerse into the futuristic world of Bygdøy island.
Project: Museum of Design
Location: Oslo, Norway
Competition Entry for SWITCH
Proposal by: Kritika Saini
The project won the third prize in the competion.