• Umeå Museum of Art

      Umeå's contemporary art museum, Bildmuseet, has been described as one of the world's most beautiful art museums. With its unique location along the banks of Umeå River and its display of international exhibitions, the museum is a magnet for art lovers from near and far.

      • Location:
        • Umeå, Sweden
      • Client:
        • Balticgruppen AB
      • Area:
        • 3,500 m² (37,673 ft²)
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      • Team:
        • White Architects, Tyréns, WSP, and TM-Konsult
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    • As part of the Arts Campus at Umeå University, the Museum of Art is the hub for production, exhibition, and discussion of contemporary art in different genres. The museum is built as a tower with three open stories, in order to fulfill different exhibition requirements. The Nordic design is reflected in the varied, ample daylight in the building and in the close interaction between museum, art, and nature. The facade is made up of vertical slats of larch wood, emphasizing the museum’s symbolic value as a beacon of creativity in Umeå.

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