Skimuseet marks its centenary with a new entrance designed by Snøhetta
For the 100-year anniversary of Skimuseet, Snøhetta has designed a new extension and outdoor entrance for the ski museum, situated by the Holmenkollen Ski Jump.
The museum was solemnly reopened on December 2nd by His Majesty King Harald, and will be open for the public from December 3rd.
When the Holmenkollen Ski Jump reopened after its latest upgrade in 2010, the Ski Museum was left partially covered by the new, extensive construction, and lost its solitary position next to the main attraction.
By dismantling a third of the building underneath the ski jump structure, opening the view and establishing a new extension and entrance, the museum is now more accessible and has a clearer identity of its own.
The new façade consists of a five-metre tall glass wall partially clad by a curtain of Norwegian pine wood planks, inspired by the original material for skis, the traditional wooden fence skigard, and resembling the numerous members of Skiforeningen.
Norway's oldest ski, the 5,000-year-old Drevja ski, can among many other things be seen in the opening exhibition. Snøhetta has not been involved in the upgrade of the exhibition area.