Location: Charlottenlund, Denmark
Program: Museum extension
Size: 1.685 m²
Status: Competition 2012
Collaborators: MVRDV, Rambøll, Topotek1, Bartenbach LichtLabor
Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Thomas Krarup, Rasmus Hjortshøj, Mateusz Mastalski
Ordrupgaard is a museum located almost secretly in a forest near Jægersborg Deer Park. This project creates an underground extension of the museum which holds one of Scandinavia's largest Impressionist collections. Instead of seeing the extension as an underground expansion, we see it as a valley with strong connections to the garden above. The roof is designed as a crackled pattern similar to a pointillist painting. The galleries ‘break’ through the roof and become part of the roof composition – just as their openings draw in light to the space below. The roof surface thus becomes a garden in the park and the visitor, through their journey, becomes a part of the pointillist picture.