The new gallery space for Galleri Haaken is located at Tjuvholmen in Oslo and is part of a newly established gallery district.
The interior design has been challenged by the form and size of the existing space. The existing space consists of two different levels with randomly placed columns and several angled walls. At the same time the space is relatively small with its 150m2.
The strategy has been to add a few new elements to the space, that each perform efficiently by having more than one function and at the same time provide more wall area to exhibit art.
The main elements are: 1. The stair, which is also a storage unit, 2. The art "storage wall", which also enable more exhibition wall, 3. An office/library section with a bookshelf, which also create an exhibition wall and a couch for informal meetings.
The existing space and its two levels have been interpreted in two spatial geometries. The lower level is simplified further as a rectangular space, while the upper level is articulated in a more complex geometry. A wooden reception desk curves around an existing column and is the only element that interrupt the neutral gallery space.
Client: Galleri Haaken
Program: Art gallery, office, library
Location: Tjuvholmen, Oslo
Team: Johanne Borthne, Vilhelm Christensen
Photography: Henriette Wold
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