Take A Look Into Seattle’s Nordic Museum – Created by the architectural firm, Mithun, the institution’s cutting-edge design has some Scandinavian influences. Exited to get to know it better?
The Seattle’s Nordic Museum was $45 million architecture project. Opened since the May 5 of 2018, the 57,000-square-foot building is a huge upgrade of the museum’s previous location, which was inside a decommissioned red-brick schoolhouse.
The design team main goal from the beginning of the project was to combine the architecture structure with the storytelling as much as possible. For that, they incorporated textures through unique materials that are found in both the Nordic countries and the Pacific Northwest.
The architectural firm Mithun had, since the beginning, a clear vision of the future look of the museum. They designed this elegantly simple structure wrapped in vertical zinc striae. As we enter the space, we’ll face a dramatically soaring space that harks back to intricate fjords.
Battered white walls create a zigzagging atrium that cuts through the museum’s length is the main attraction of this modern museum with Scandinavian influences. This incredible hall leads to two pauses with mini art galleries.
The core exhibition on the second-floor shows masterpieces that represents the 12,000 years of Nordic and Nordic American history. Besides this art styles, you can also find early-20th-century textiles or modern and contemporary Nordic furniture.
The bridges across the modern building connect the atrium hall, inviting visitors to travel through the Nordic and Nordic American exhibits, an experience of the concept of migration and cultural exchange. Since the renovation, this incredible experience has turned out to be a must-visit place for the local tourists!