Origami Roof

The proposed extension’s large and expressive roof in the landscape indicates that it serves as a gateway to the cultural facilities in Domkirkeodden. Due to the dispersed character of Domkirkeodden’s built environment, it is necessary to develop a critical understanding of how the in-between areas impact the entire park experience.

The shared plaza between Storhamalaven and Hamardomen connects the urban fabric to the cultural facilities to the north and south. The proposed addition connects the park to the west and the plaza to the east through semi-open spaces that allow for easy movement between the two.

The architectural strategy is to create a roof aggregation that responds to the varied scales of the neighbouring structures. The roof serves as a guide, transforming into origami-like shapes to accommodate sightlines. The roof is made entirely of copper and supported by a wood and glass framework. The whole ensemble alludes to an aesthetic synthesis between the visual transparency of the Hamardomen and the warm wood texture of the Storhamalaven.

Parallel to the central axis of the building, a linear public space illuminated by the sky can be used as a temporary gallery or for special events. The museum houses a cafeteria and a museum store on its west side that has views of the park. It’s a linear loop that connects all the exhibits in the museum.

Origami Roof | date : 2021 | location : Norway | surface : 2.900 m2 | team : Madhusudhan Chalasani, Javier Ugarte Albizu, Jesús Garrido, Carlos Gonzalvo, Niharika Sanyal, Bharat Kumar Thota, Vamsi Krishna, Bob Peniel Inanapuri, Sri Achyutha Cherukuri, Namrata Ukani | client : Municipality of Hamar | status : Proposal for a Competition