Spanning 15,000 square-ft, sprawling over the beautiful Randselva river, in northern Europe’s largest sculptural park stands ‘The Twist’. Twirling with the air and mixing two riverbanks, The Twist is “a hybrid spanning several traditional groups: It’s a museum, it’s a bridge, it’s an inhabitable sculpture,” states Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner & Creative Director, BIG. Situated in the Kistefos Sculpture Park in Jevnaker, Norwegian, the work was initially suggested this year through the Bjarke Ingels Group and today in 2019, it’s a striking reality.
Visitors can walk over the Twist to accomplish all of their tour from the sculptural park, whilst admiring it for that independent, unique attraction it’s. Bjarke Ingels stated in an announcement, “As a bridge it [The Twist] reconfigures the sculpture park turning your way with the park right into a continuous loop. Like a museum, it connects two distinct spaces-an introverted vertical gallery as well as an extroverted horizontal gallery with breathtaking views over the river. Another space is produced with the blatant translation between both of these galleries allowing the namesake twist.”
With records at each side from the bridge, it offers endless options of exploration. The assorted kinds of daylight entering with the floor-to-ceiling glass home windows create three distinctive galleries with diverse appearance. Around the northern side, you’ve got a naturally lit, open-spaced and breathy gallery with breathtaking views from the beautiful landscape and also the sculptural park. In the southern finish, one enters a lengthy, dimly-lit gallery, accessorized with artificial lighting. And in the center, you’ve got a sculptural space produced from straight aluminum panels, arranged ‘like a collection of books’, the explanation for the structure’s given name.
“The Twist continues to be an very complex building to create, yet it makes sense easy and striking,” states David Zahle, someone at BIG. “From a range of straight elements, the museum was built within an industrial manner as both a bit of infrastructure so that as a structure reflecting its natural surroundings. While you approach The Twist, you start noticing the museum reflecting the trees, the hillsides, and also the water below, constantly glimmering and altering its appearance in dialogue with nature.”
Kistefos Sculpture Park showcases a number of tremendous site-specific functions by artists for example Anish Kapoor, Olafur Eliasson, Fernando Botero and etc. The Twist, becoming an all natural extension towards the park, only adds to the thriving artistic collection that’s already present there. Aquiring a advanced, otherworldly appeal, and spiraling just like a pack of cards in mid-air, The Twist ‘twists’ into a hopeless form, supplying exquisite views from the park, while as being a sight to determine by itself.