Award fro MX_SI / Mestres Wåge

Arts Silo


Selected out of 101 entries submitted from a total of 17 countries, the design of the team composed of the young Barcelona practices MX_SI and Mestres Wåge recently won the competition to transform an old grain silo – one of the first ever to be built in Norway – into an art museum in the municipality of Kristiansand, just off Odderøya Island in the south of the country. “Respectful and imaginative,” as the jury noted, the award-winning project works on a large construction executed with reinforced concrete in the 1930s, transforming the cylindrical deposits into immense skylights while revamping the surroundings of the museum, which, once it is completed, will house the art collection of the entrepreneur Nicolai Tangen, who will help finance the intervention.

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