Louisiana Art Gallery, Photos, Architect, Info, Buildings, Architecture, Design, Date
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
Danish Modern Art Gallery set by the sea – design by Jørgen Bo + Vilhelm Wohlert
page updated 3 Sep 2016
Louisiana Art Gallery
Dates: 1956; 1966; 1971; 1976; 1982; 1991; 1994
Jørgen Bo & Vilhelm Wohlert, Architects; later with Claus Wohlert Architect
Location: northeast Sealand
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humelbaek
This is well worth a trip north from Copenhagen. We visited on a sunny Summer’s day and the setting is superb, art set in beautiful buildings in lovely grounds with a gorgeous view of the sea. Many of the buildings are dug into the ground and all are modern except the old villa from 1856, around which the complex has respectfully grown.
The architecture should, I suggest, be studied by all architect students at University as the building is wonderfully contextual without being weak, contemporary and strong without overpowering the art, and simply sophisticated in its arrangement and articulation. If only some current architects obsessed with creating ‘instant icons’ could learn from this quiet way of forming space and form!
Louisiana has expanded consistently over the decades, with a Concert Hall in 1976 being a key addition. There is a permanent collection, exhibitions, shop and restaurant – with a connection down to the sea.
To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.
Copenhagen Architecture Designs – chronological list
Louisiana Museum Exhibition 2009 : Green Architecture for the Future
Learning from Nature
photo : 3XN / Adam Mørk
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Sculpture
Copenhagen Building News – Selection
Bella Hotel Building : 3XN
picture : Adam Mørk
Northern Harbour Copenhagen : COBE + SLETH MODERNISM, Polyform, Rambøll
image : COBE, SLETH MODERNISM, Polyform and Rambøll
Herlev Hospital : Henning Larsen Architects
picture from architects
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