New Landmark Museum by Renzo Piano Opens in Oslo
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New Landmark Museum by Renzo Piano Opens in Oslo PR Newswire OSLO, Norway, September 27, 2012 OSLO, Norway, September 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Norway's landmark contemporary art museum, the new 90 million Euros Astrup Fearnley

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New Landmark Museum by Renzo Piano Opens in Oslo
PR Newswire OSLO, Norway, September 27, 2012
OSLO, Norway,September 27, 2012/PRNewswire/ --Norway'slandmark contemporary art museum, the new90 million EurosAstrup Fearnley Museum inOslo, designed by Renzo Piano, will open to the public on 29 September 2012. The new museum is already being hailed as one of the outstanding new museums worldwide. Located on a landmark site on the edge of the fjord and divided into two halves separated by water, the museum is a spectacular architectural addition to the waterfront, constructed out of wood with a dramatic double curved glass roof. The museum has its own bathing beach and Sculpture Park stretching along the shores of the fjord. Renzo Piano has also designed a viewing tower to provide magnificent views acrossOslo. The museum covers an area of 7,000 sq m on the headland of the new waterfront district of Tjuvholmen, and is surrounded by many new galleries, restaurants and a hotel. The new Astrup Fearnley Museum and the famousOsloOpera House putOslo andNorwayon the map for international acclaimed architecture. Renzo Piano Is one of the world's leading architects, best known for his work with Richard Rogers on the Pompidou Centre inParis, as well as the Beyeler Museum in Baseland the extension of the Morgan Library,New York. His iconic new building inLondon, the Shard, has already become one of the city's best-known landmarks. Oslo Between the Oslofjord and the forests lies the Norwegian capital. Blending nature and culturein one neat package,Oslooffers a special combination of city life and easy access to the great outdoors. Oslo Opera House The distinctive marble and glass building in Bjørvika,Oslo, is home to the Norwegian Opera and Ballet. Officially opened inApril 2008, theOsloOpera House was designed by the acclaimed Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta. The opera has won an array of awards, both at home and abroad, including the prestigious Mies van der Rohe Prize (2009) and the International Architecture Award 2010. It was also named World Cultural Building of the Year in 2008. VisitNorway Media and press page Contact: Mona Raa Ravndal, Senior adviser, VisitNorway, mob: +47-942-97-048 Email: morav@innovationnorway.no