Oseana – Art & Culture Center

by | 18. Oct 2012

Cultural | Feature

NOR, Norwegen, Os, Kunst und Kulturzentrum Oseana, eröffnet 2011, Architektur von Grieg Arkitekter AS | NOR, Norway, Os, art and culture center Oseana, architecture by Grieg Arkitekter 2011. Photo Thomas Mayer

The Oseana – Art and Culture Center is located on Bjørnefjorden (the Bearfiord) with magnificent views of the Hardanger Mountains. The building houses a Gallery, an Auditorium, and a restaurant.

The brief called for a cultural center of high architectural quality and optimal energy and environmental solutions, as well as a strong dialog with the surrounding landscape.

NOR, Norwegen, Os, Kunst und Kulturzentrum Oseana, eröffnet 2011, Architektur von Grieg Arkitekter AS | NOR, Norway, Os, art and culture center Oseana, architecture by Grieg Arkitekter 2011. Photo Thomas Mayer

Inspired by the Oselvar, the traditional small sailboat, the curved glazed facade facing the fiord is shaped like a sail. As part of the buildings energy measures the roof is equipped with the largest solar panel in Norway; 463 square meters.
The Main Hall is clad in Platinum Black slate from the Indian side of the Himalayas.

NOR, Norwegen, Os, Kunst und Kulturzentrum Oseana, eröffnet 2011, Architektur von Grieg Arkitekter AS | NOR, Norway, Os, art and culture center Oseana, architecture by Grieg Arkitekter 2011. Photo Thomas Mayer

NOR, Norwegen, Os, Kunst und Kulturzentrum Oseana, eröffnet 2011, Architektur von Grieg Arkitekter AS | NOR, Norway, Os, art and culture center Oseana, architecture by Grieg Arkitekter 2011. Photo Thomas Mayer

NOR, Norwegen, Os, Kunst und Kulturzentrum Oseana, eröffnet 2011, Architektur von Grieg Arkitekter AS | NOR, Norway, Os, art and culture center Oseana, architecture by Grieg Arkitekter 2011. Photo Thomas Mayer

Located on level two the lobby has direct access to the big terrace overlooking the fiord and the mountains. The lobby floor, as well as the paving on the viewing bridge above, is a Norwegian slate that relates to the rocky shoreline. The main auditorium is entered from the lobby.

NOR, Norwegen, Os, Kunst und Kulturzentrum Oseana, eröffnet 2011, Architektur von Grieg Arkitekter AS | NOR, Norway, Os, art and culture center Oseana, architecture by Grieg Arkitekter 2011. Photo Thomas Mayer

NOR, Norwegen, Os, Kunst und Kulturzentrum Oseana, eröffnet 2011, Architektur von Grieg Arkitekter AS | NOR, Norway, Os, art and culture center Oseana, architecture by Grieg Arkitekter 2011. Photo Thomas Mayer

NOR, Norwegen, Os, Kunst und Kulturzentrum Oseana, eröffnet 2011, Architektur von Grieg Arkitekter AS | NOR, Norway, Os, art and culture center Oseana, architecture by Grieg Arkitekter 2011. Photo Thomas Mayer

NOR, Norwegen, Os, Kunst und Kulturzentrum Oseana, eröffnet 2011, Architektur von Grieg Arkitekter AS | NOR, Norway, Os, art and culture center Oseana, architecture by Grieg Arkitekter 2011. Photo Thomas Mayer

NOR, Norwegen, Os, Kunst und Kulturzentrum Oseana, eröffnet 2011, Architektur von Grieg Arkitekter AS | NOR, Norway, Os, art and culture center Oseana, architecture by Grieg Arkitekter 2011. Photo Thomas Mayer

NOR, Norwegen, Os, Kunst und Kulturzentrum Oseana, eröffnet 2011, Architektur von Grieg Arkitekter AS | NOR, Norway, Os, art and culture center Oseana, architecture by Grieg Arkitekter 2011. Photo Thomas Mayer

The art gallery and restaurant are both located on level one, behind the glazed facade, overlooking the landscape. The Gallery is built around the Grieg collection of art, consisting mainly of fine art paintings, but also has temporary exhibitions by other artists.

NOR, Norwegen, Os, Kunst und Kulturzentrum Oseana, eröffnet 2011, Architektur von Grieg Arkitekter AS | NOR, Norway, Os, art and culture center Oseana, architecture by Grieg Arkitekter 2011. Photo Thomas Mayer

NOR, Norwegen, Os, Kunst und Kulturzentrum Oseana, eröffnet 2011, Architektur von Grieg Arkitekter AS | NOR, Norway, Os, art and culture center Oseana, architecture by Grieg Arkitekter 2011. Photo Thomas Mayer

NOR, Norwegen, Os, Kunst und Kulturzentrum Oseana, eröffnet 2011, Architektur von Grieg Arkitekter AS | NOR, Norway, Os, art and culture center Oseana, architecture by Grieg Arkitekter 2011. Photo Thomas Mayer

NOR, Norwegen, Os, Kunst und Kulturzentrum Oseana, eröffnet 2011, Architektur von Grieg Arkitekter AS | NOR, Norway, Os, art and culture center Oseana, architecture by Grieg Arkitekter 2011. Photo Thomas Mayer

NOR, Norwegen, Os, Kunst und Kulturzentrum Oseana, eröffnet 2011, Architektur von Grieg Arkitekter AS | NOR, Norway, Os, art and culture center Oseana, architecture by Grieg Arkitekter 2011. Photo: Nils Petter Eidem

The 490 seat auditorium, a rectangular box with flexible seating, is located behind the art gallery. The auditorium is entered from the lobby.


Photo Thomas Mayer

Generally I try to meet a clients brief and the site conditions with an answer that expresses these conditions and reflects the positive values and means of the times we live in … with a poetic touch.
/Andreas Grieg


Drawing courtesy Grieg Arkitekter AS Location Plan


Drawing courtesy Grieg Arkitekter AS Plan Level One


Drawing courtesy Grieg Arkitekter AS Level Two Plan


Drawing courtesy Grieg Arkitekter AS Level Three Plan


Drawing courtesy Grieg Arkitekter AS Longitudinal Section


Drawing courtesy Grieg Arkitekter AS Cross Section


Drawing courtesy Grieg Arkitekter AS Wall Section

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