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The Twist: A Sculptural Bridge Modern Architectural Building In Norway

Opened in Setempber 2019, the Twist is a modern architectural building created by Bjarke Ingels Group BIG: a museum, a sculpture, and a bridge. Situated at Kistefos Sculpture Park in Jevnaker, Norway, this 15,000-square-foot structure with a modern design is the perfect place for design and architecture-lovers to visit.

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Presenting a unique design and an “impossible form”, this architectural building is a gallery that acts as a bridge with a stunning form of sculpture. Shaped as a lengthened rectangular block that has been twisted at its center, the contemporary architecture building spans the Randselva River, offering 1,000 square meters of gallery space, and implementing a culture walk around the property.

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Monumental in size yet respectful of its natural surroundings, The Twist is a modern architecture masterpiece built by top architects around a historical wood pulp mill. According to Bjarke Ingles Founding Partner & Creative Director of BIG: “As a bridge, it reconfigures the sculpture park turning the journey through the park into a continuous loop. As a museum, it connects two distinct spaces — an introverted vertical gallery and an extraverted horizontal gallery with panoramic views across the river. A third space is created through the blatant translation between these two galleries creating the namesake twist. The resultant form becomes another sculpture among the sculptures of the park.”

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Covered in a striated aluminum shell, the architectural building’s rectilinear volume is warped at a 90-degree angle in a feat of resourceful engineering. With a contemporary design, its curvaceous shape belies the utter lack of any curved element, as the twisting form has been created by a series of straight 40cm wide aluminum panels arranged like a stack of books. Also, according to the top architect: “Wherever you look, you see arches and curves, Fibonacci spirals and saddle shapes, but when you look closer you realize that everything is created from straight lines — straight sheets of aluminum, straight boards of wood”. The architectural building is recognized as an expressive organic sculpture composed of rational repetitive elements.

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The unique new architectural building connects two forested riverbanks: dramatically torqued at its center, the structure with a modern design not only allows visitors to cross from one riverbank to the other but is also capable of hosting an international program of contemporary and modern art exhibitions.

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Inside the contemporary architectural building, there is a museum that hosts diverse exhibitions and creative works of world-renowned and emerging artists and it will function as a natural extension of the exploration of the sculpture park.

 

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