National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design at the Vestbanen

Location: Oslo, Norway
Type: Open, international, two-stage
Languages: Danish, English, Norwegian, Swedish
Fee: None

Participants carrying out preparations in stage 2 will share a fixed fee from total of1.500.000 NOK (US$220,000].
The Jury can also carry out procurement and provide honourable mention. Within the total amount of 1.500.000 NOK the jury can decide how the prizes and procurements are divided.

12 June 2009 – 1st stage deadline
January 2010 – 2nd stage submission

Design Challenge:
The planning of a joint museum facility for the National museum of art, architecture and design situated at the Vestbanen in Oslo.
The design contest shall be carried out in 2 stages of which stage 1 is an open tender contest at a superior level. Stage 2 is a restricted tender contest with a further preparation and detailing level where the selected tenders from stage 1 are invited to participate. The tender contest shall be the basis for contracting of architectural services for continuance of the assignment in connection with a new building for National museum until the project is completed. The assignment includes both new building and outdoor facilities.
The intention in stage 1 is to create a draft that in a good manner ensures the museum’s functional and area requirements and simultaneously illustrate the development options for the area. In addition, stage 1 shall throw light on a possible location of a probable administration building for official activity at the site.
Stage 2 is intended to identify the project which can provide the most favourable basis for implementation of the National Museum’s new museum facility. A separate contest brief for stage 2 will be prepared.

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