status: sketch project
type: museum, addition
client: Kon-tiki museum
coll.: Gether A/S, Kaels studio
Kon-tiki future - addition to the existing Kon-tiki Museum in Oslo
Kon-tiki museum first opened in a provisional building in 1949 containing vessels and books from the original Kon-Tiki expedition of Thor Heyerdahl. The current building was designed by architects F. S. Platou and Otto Torgersen and opened to public in 1957. The museum is situated near several other museums in the Bygdøy peninsula, including the Fram Museum; the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History; the Viking Ship Museum; and the Norwegian Maritime Museum.