The future Munch Museum is not just a facility for the safeguarding and dissemination of a fundamental piece of heritage of the history and character of Norwegian culture. This is a unique opportunity to develop a contemporary concept of a museum with a transcendental urban role and a historic responsibility as a cohesive element of the community, not only of Oslo but of the entire nation. Its ascending shape connects the public space covered by the lobby that houses recreational, commercial, cultural and restoration uses, with the terraces/observatory/club of the rooftop, offering in parallel the discovery of the work of Edvard Munch and the different historical strata of the city of Oslo. This gesture of conceiving the communication system as a public space/ascending viewpoint is the essence of the heterodox character involved in developing a vertical museum. But there is more on this journey: the public discovers other types of rooms, dining areas, administrative units, the library or the educational center that speak of a programmatic complexity that surpasses the conventional idea of

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