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Moesgaard Museum | 2014 | Aarhus, Denmark
  • Moesgaard Museum | 2014 | Aarhus, Denmark
  • Moesgaard Museum | 2014 | Aarhus, Denmark
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Moesgaard Museum | 2014 | Aarhus, Denmark

Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
Client: Moesgaard Museum

Photographer: Hufton + Crow

Moesgaard Museum's sloping roof, landscaped with grass and moss, makes the museum a striking icon in its historical setting. In the summer months, the roof is used as a theater stage, cycling track, and Viking market. In the winter, after a fall of snow, the steep roof is the most popular tobogganing slope in the area. The diverse use of the museum far exceeds our expectations. As an invitation from prehistoric times, the museum beckons visitors to come inside and explore the exhibition halls – designed as terraces that open up to reveal their secrets, like the strata of an archaeological excavation. After Moesgaard Museum moved into its new premises, the number of visitors has increased to more than half a million per year.

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