JCDA’s expansion seeks to engage visitors with the variable phenomena of Bornholm’s light resonant with the museum’s art and archaeological collections.

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ENTRY FRAMES SEA

Description

Located on this island in the Baltic Sea, JCDA is leading the expansion that will accommodate the addition of the nearby Bornholms Museum’s historical and archaeological collections to the site’s existing art museum, the Bornholms Kunstmuseum.

In addition to a shared entry and public space for both museums with auditorium seating, a gift shop, and restaurant, the new building will incorporate outdoor exhibition spaces and two floors of gallery spaces, including the new Light Museum, a gallery for site-specific works by artists whose practice incorporates natural light.

Guided by the site’s topography and unique lighting conditions, JCDA developed a tiered design that emphasizes long views of the landscape, underscoring the relationship of the sky, ground, and sea.

Client: Bornholms Kunstmuseum / Bornholms Museum
Architect/Engineer: Niras, Denmark