Henie Onstad Museum
The very first ECHOJAZZ grid ceiling was designed in collaboration with Snøhettaarchitects for the expansion of Henie Onstad Art Centre in Norway. For the centre’s newest space, instead of further expanding externally with a new building, Snøhetta carved out the central part of former back-of-house rooms. “It was important to look at what we already had,” Henie Onstad Kunstsenter director Tone Hansen says, describing the process of forming the new gallery as a kind of “internal excavation”. Flooding the entire ceiling is the grid-shaped ECHOJAZZ acoustic absorber, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. Plinths are carved from redundant chunks of 1967 building material, recycling and referencing the past.
ECHOJAZZ is happy to push the boundaries of what can be designed with EchoBoard® through this project and would like to thank both the studio Snøhetta and local partner and building company Byggimpuls AS.