Yesterday, Israeli police began evicting several dozen hardline Jewish settlers and supporters from an unauthorized outpost settlement in the West Bank. The Israeli Supreme Court declared the settlement named Amona—the largest of about 100 similar outposts—was built on private Palestinian land and ordered it demolished. The eviction took place shortly after the Israeli government announced controversial plans for 3,000 new homes in other West Bank settlements.
Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects has been selected to layout a new branch of a single of Sweden’s most critical artwork galleries, which will kind an extension of a century-old regional museum in Östersund.
Conceived by the Copenhagen-based studio as a picket sculpture, the National Museum in Östersund will be created on the same web site as the open up-air Jamtli Museum – a selection of structures that is one particular of the region’s most common vacationer points of interest.
It will purpose as the two a regional and nationwide art centre, functioning as an outpost of the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm.
Henning Larsen Architects was chosen ahead of ten other corporations for the undertaking with its eyesight for a timber-clad developing with an angular roof profile, housing a large, flexible exhibition corridor.
“The new exhibition corridor is developed as wood sculpture with an effortlessly recognisable silhouette in opposition to the sky,” said Søren Øllgaard, a partner at the agency set up by the late Henning Larsen.
“The roof is really exceptional since the deep skylights filter the gentle northern daylight immediately into the exhibition room,” he mentioned. “This presents a really sensitive light-weight as effectively as a check out to the sky.”
The design is meant to reference the scale and supplies of the encompassing context, helping it to fit in with its historic neighbours.
Established to complete in 2018, it will also include workshops, an place of work and a cafe.
Henning Larsen Architects also just lately won a competitiveness to design a prepare station for the new Danish town of Vinge, and is also at present operating on a mosque and Islamic local community centre in Copenhagen.
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