Lambada – The new Munch Museum is pitched as a 12-story tall building that stands on a 3-story base.The base will contain different public services. The vertical structure will house exhibition areas, workshops, storage and offices. Lambda will be a counterpoint to nearby buildings, most notably to the horizontally oriented
Opera House. It is designed with a glass-dominated exterior intended to make the surrounding fjord landscape part of the indoor spaces.
The old Munch Museum opened in 1963 and was purpose-built to house this unique collection of approximately 1.100 paintings, 4.500 drawings and 18.000 prints. Major works will always be on display in the museum. The selection is changed regularly. The museum´s programme also comprises film screenings, audioguides, concerts, guided tours and lectures.