The overall sustainable strategy has been integrated in the
architectural design. Fundamental elements such as the building's
geometry and orientation have been considered in order to maximise
every square meter. The south-facing roof surface (roof facade)
forms the calculated basis for an energy-efficient building, which
achieves Energy Class 1 status.
The green roof of the museum contributes to decreasing the
energy consumption of the building. The roof reduces the overall
need for cooling due to decreased heat absorption. Furthermore, the
overall amount of wastewater draining from the site is reduced.
The roof slopes downwards to the south, protecting the objects
on display from direct sunlight. Connected to each exhibition room,
a glass-enclosed area functions as a break room - allowing visitors
to enter, but preventing direct sunlight from reaching the objects
on display. In these spaces, visitors can have a bright respite
from the dark of the exhibition spaces and reorient to nature and
An optimal use of daylight in the remaining part of the museum
has reduced the need for artificial lighting, decreasing overall
energy consumption. Around the administrative and educational
facilities-which are placed in the rising end of the building-
small yards in the building volume has been placed allowing the
daylight to penetrate the roof.
The materials of the building harmonise with the overall
expression of the building and at the same time consider acoustics,
economy, technical settings, maintenance, durability, colour
options and sustainability.