Maritime Museum, Norway
Architects: COBE & Transform
Client: Telemark Museum
The city of Porsgrunn has a long maritime history of shipping and the unique development of the region is clearly visible in the existing building structure.
The concept of the museum shows a high level of sensitivity towards the existing historical context, yet simultaneously standing out as a contemporary public building; the housing of a science center. Taking into account the surrounding building structure, the museum is composed of downscaled volumes with tilted roofs that are assembled into a larger building unit. A charismatic aluminum facade outlines the shape of the building composition.