JKMM selected to participate in Lillehammer Art Museum’s design competition

March 16, 2022

Four design teams have been selected to participate in the competition for an underground extension of the Lillehammer Art Museum. JKMM together with MDH Arkitekter and MASU Planning with an urban specialist Halvor Weider Ellefsen formed one of the qualified teams.

The winner of the planning and design competition will be announced around 1 July 2022. The new art gallery will be located at Stortorget in Lillehammer and in close connection to the existing art museum.

The four finalists are:

Dorte Mandrup A/S and Marianne Levinsen landskap ApS

Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, SLA, Ram Architecture (Lillehammer), Aaen Engineering

MDH Arkitekter SA, JKMM Arkkitehdit OY, MASU Planning ApS

Snøhetta

In total, 31 architectural firms expressed interest in participating. As the art gallery is to be built at Stortorget in Lillehammer, it was a requirement that the firms also had expertise in landscape architecture.

About Lillehammer Art Museum

Lillehammer Art Museum is one of Norway’s leading art museums. The collection consists of over 1500 works dating from the 19th century to the present day. Part of the collection is always on show. The museum shows several special exhibitions per year, both with historical art and contemporary art.

Lillehammer Art Museum (Lillehammer Kunstmuseum) was founded in 1927, on the centenary of the establishment of Lillehammer. The museum consists of two main buildings. The first was designed by Erling Viksjø and completed in 1963. A new building designed by Snøhetta was launched for the Lillehammer Winter Olympics in 1994, with new and larger exhibition rooms and an entrance area.

Further information about the Museum on www.lillehammerkunstmuseum.no