February 11, 2021Juan Herreros: The New Munch Museum
On February 23 at 6:00 PM EST, Juan Herreros, founder of Madrid-based estudioHerreros, will present an in-depth look at the process behind the design and construction of the new Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. The commission for this ground breaking building was won through an international design competition in 2009 whose twenty invited participants represented a who’s who of world architects. Since being awarded the project, estudioHerreros has negotiated a complex environment of agendas from various political, social, media, and technological interests that ultimately informed the project’s progress and design. The design process also coincided with growing debates on the role of art institutions as urban infrastructures, the importance of the visitor experience beyond the prototypical model of building as archive, and emerging paradigms about sustainability and a building’s responsibility to minimize its carbon foot print. The Munch Museum is opening in 2021.
Juan Herreros, PhD, Founder, estudioHerreros; Chair Professor of Architectural Design, Madrid School of Architecture; Full Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Karla Rothstein, Founder and Director, Columbia University GSAPP DeathLAB; Design Director, LATENT Productions and Greylock WORKS; Associate Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
The Cultural Facilities Committee is a forum for people interested in cultural spaces and how they shape our environment. Through a variety of programming the committee examines ideas related to the design and planning of cultural buildings, as well as their impact on the communities they serve. The vision of the committee is to enrich and broaden the insight of practitioners in the design field, foster an understanding among professionals working within cultural facilities, and demystify the development process for the public.