• Moesgaard Museum Wins an Architizer A+ Award

    On Tuesday 14 March, Moesgaard Museum was selected as Jury Award winner in the Museum category of the annual Architizer A+ Awards.

  • The Architizer A+ Awards are the definitive global architectural award program, covering more than 90 categories and judged by a highly-esteemed jury of over 300 industry leaders. While an online public vote determines Popular Choice Award winners, Jury Award winners are selected by jury members only.

    Other projects nominated in the Museum category include Porsgrunn Maritime Museum designed by Cobe + Transfor and The Blue Planet designed by 3XN.

    Moesgaard Museum was designed by Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with Kristine Jensens Tegnestue. The new 16,000 m2 museum is uniquely located in the hilly landscape of Skåde south of Aarhus, Denmark. With its sloping roofscape of grass, moss and flowers in bright colours the building appears a powerful visual landmark perceptible even from the sea.

    Moesgaard Museum is northern Europe’s largest newly-built cultural history museum. Officially opening to the public in October 2014, it has also become the setting for many different social and cultural activities: conferences, concerts, lectures and community athletic events. Moreover, in its first winter, the Moesgaard’s roof proved to be the city’s best toboggan ride.

    Recently Moesgaard Museum received the prestigious Civic Trust Award and last year, the museum was awarded the distinguished In-Situ Award. In 2015, Moesgaard Museum was shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the Mies van der Rohe Award, among 40 other projects.

    The Architizer A+ Award received over 3,000 entries from 80 countries and 43,000 votes from over 100 countries and territories. The annual A+ Awards Gala takes place in New York on May 14 and will celebrate all 150 winners.

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