DESIGN LIFE

Maritime Museum of Denmark

Imens København for 3. gang er blevet kåret til at være verdens bedste by at være bosat i af trendmagasinet Monocle (cool!), så markerer Helsingør sig nu også på verdenskortet. Helsingør er nemlig sammen med 52 andre steder i verden blevet særligt udvalgt af New York Times til at være et ”must see” i 2014. Helsingør har primært gjort sin entre på listen på grund af det nye søfartsmuseum  M/S Museet for Søfart i Kulturhavnen, som åbnede i starten af oktober sidste år.

Og i den forgangne weekend fik jeg så endelig tid til at tage nordpå til Helsingør og opleve herlighederne og hvilken oplevelse det var.

Det underjordiske museum er tegnet af den internationalt anerkendte danske arkitektvirksomhed BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group og er bygget omkring en tidligere tørdok foran Kronborg Slot med Hamlet som nabo. Museet har allerede modtaget flere internationale priser for byggeriet. Og netop arkitekturen trækker både arkitekturelskere fra ind- og udland til.

BIG har bevaret den gamle dok som et historisk industrimonument der står råt og dokken fungerer på den måde som et åbent, udendørs udstillingsrum og eventspace med de smukkeste rå vægge. Adgang til bygningen sker via moderne broer i aluminium der spændt ud over dokken i zig zag med glasafskærmede rum under sig. I plan er det skævt vinklet i forhold til dokken, så man ikke kun får varierende loftshøjder fra rampen, men også varierende rumbredde.

Udover den meget interessante søfarts udstilling er der også skabt et smukt konference lokale, som mange nok vil mene er museets hjerte. I det skæve rum med vinduer fra gulv til loft, er der symmetrisk opstillet Arne Jacobsens 7’er stole så langt øjet rækker til konferencegæsterne.

Hvis jeg var dig ville jeg helt sikkert også følge New York Times anbefaling om, at opleve dette museum. Der er lidt for en hver smag; smuk arkitektur, spændende og moderne søfartsudstilling, cool museumsbutik og så kan man da lige nyde en lækker frokost i restauranten som afslutning på en god dag.

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Meanwhile Copenhagen for the 3rd time has been voted to be the world’s best city to live in by the trend magazine Monocle (so cool!), a smaller town in Denmark, Elsinore, is also making a spot on the world map. Elsinore has along with 52 other places in the world specifically been selected by the New York Times to be a “must see” in 2014. Elsinore has primarily made its appearance on the list because of the new museum “M/S Museum of Maritime”, which opened in October last year.

Last weekend I finally had time to head north to Elsinore and experience the glories.

The underground museum is designed by the internationally renowned Danish architectural firm BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, and is built around a former dry dock station in front of Kronborg Castle (the home of Hamlet). The museum has already received several international awards for construction and architecture. And exactly the architecture are getting architecture lovers both from home and abroad to see the museum.

BIG has retained the old dock as a historic industrial monument that stands raw and the dock stands like an open, outdoor exhibition and event space with the most beautiful rough walls. Access to the building is via modern bridges in aluminum, stretched out over the dock in a zig zag with glass space below it. The plan is skewed angle to the dock, so you not only get varying ceiling heights from the ramp, but also varying room width.

Besides the very interesting maritime exhibition there is also created a beautiful conference room, as many might think of, as the heart of the museum. In the conference room you have windows from floor to ceiling and very special; the Danish renowned designer Arne Jacobsen chairs from the 7 series, symmetrically set as far as the eye can see.

I will definitely recommend you to follow the New York Times recommendation to experience this museum. There is a little for everyone; beautiful architecture, interesting and modern maritime exhibition, one cool museum shop and then you can enjoy a delicious lunch in the restaurant as the end of a good day.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Birgitte Abkjær
    July 11, 2018 at 20:12

    Er stolene i auditoriet på det Maritime Søfartsmuseum designet af Arne Jacobsen?

    • Reply
      Allan
      July 12, 2018 at 20:19

      Det ser sådan ud

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