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University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD)

Architecture | January 10, 2018 |

University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD)
Image courtesy of Snøhetta

University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design
Bergen, Norway
Status: Completed 2017

 

October 11, 2017, marked the official opening of the Snøhetta-designed Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) in Bergen, Norway. Replacing the former Bergen Academy of Art & Design (KHiB), the new KMD has undergone a historic fusion, assembling the previously scattered faculty buildings under one roof. This new 14,800 m2 cross-disciplinary faculty is now the second largest cultural building in Bergen after the 1,500-seat Grieg Concert Hall.

 

University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD)Image courtesy of Snøhetta

 

The building is organized along two axes, one internal, dedicated to students and staff, and one external, open to the public. Under the KMD roof, these axes cross each other in the 1,300 m2 and 19,000 m3 project hall, one of the most prominent and dominant features of the building. It is here, in the transition zone between the public and the private sphere of the school, that the building offers exciting opportunities for students, professors, and visitors to connect, discover, and learn from one another. It is a multi-use, semi-climatic space running through the entire construction.

 

University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD)
Image courtesy of Snøhetta

 

The building’s entrance is connected to the large outdoor public plaza, Kunstallmenningen. The plaza, together with the large glass wall of the project hall, makes KMD an inviting and open building in dialogue with the city center of Bergen. 

 

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