The Twist: More Than Just A Bridge

The Twist, the new gallery of Kistefos Museum, in Norway, has opened the doors in September 2019. The building it‘s not only a museum but also a bridge and a sculpture on the Randselva river. Worldwide artists exhibit their artworks in this exciting building which twists into an impossible form.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 07:13

The Twist, the new gallery of Kistefos Museum, in Norway, has opened the doors in September 2019.

The building it‘s not only a museum but also a bridge and a sculpture on the Randselva river.

Worldwide artists exhibit their artworks in this exciting building which twists into an impossible form.

The unique architectural form of the building with curved glass windows lets the natural light into the gallery and offer a beautiful panoramic view. Besides this gallery, there is also a dark one illuminated with artificial lighting.

Inside of the gallery is completely in a uniform white color, to create a homogeneous space.

The idea of the architects and the lighting designer is also to create a uniform illumination inside the exhibition rooms.

The white wooden slats gaps of the ceiling and walls are used to conceal the lighting system infrastructure.

4000K light color spotlights and wallwashers, installed on  the white tracks illuminate the exhibition areas.

Using a track system gives the designer flexibility in the project. Different art works in different architectural spaces  are illuminated perfectly thanks to this flexible system.

Due to the tracks, different types of wallwashers and spotlights are used according to the concept requests.

Luminaires which hosting different optics and lenses in their minimalist cylindrical design, create a uniform lighting. Owing to the very good glare control, the luminaires ensure a visual comfort to the visitors.

The 9 meters gallery is also iluminated with these high lumen output spotlights and wallwashers.

The Twist gallery is an admirable sculpture during the day and night and a an exhibition gallery with its well lit areas with well designed luminaires.

Project Info

Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
Area: 1000 m²
Year: 2019
Client: Kistefos Museum

Sources:
https://www.erco.com
https://www.designboom.com
https://www.kistefosmuseum.com

Ayşe Özkiper
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After Notre Dame de Sion French High School, Ayşe Dilay Özkiper continued her education at the Istanbul Technical University and has been graduated as an Architect. She also graduated from her MBA at the Istanbul University Institute of Business Economics. She attended various workshops, formations, and schoolings on lighting design and technique. Özkiper spent the last 20 years of her 29-year professional career in the lighting sector with the expertise of architectural lighting and still continues as a lighting designer and consultant.

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