Norway's new National Museum is scheduled for completion in 2019. It will house collections that are currently spread across three separate locations in Oslo's city center, National Gallery, National Museum of Contemporary Art and Museum of Decorative Arts and Design. Design, crafts and visual art from many centuries will be on display.
The new building is designed by Kleihues + Schuwerk Gesellschaft von Architekten. Their project statement emphasises dignity and longevity over sensational architecture. The museum is drawn as a clean-cut, solid-looking building that respectfully relates to its surroundings and existing monuments in the area, such as Oslo’s City Hall and the Akershus fortress.
The animated film below takes you on a virtual tour around the museum’s exterior. The National Museum has also created an app that shows you what the new museum will look like (download from Google Play | download from App Store). Note that you have to be present at the actual museum plot for the app to work properly.