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New National Museum

The new National Museum in Oslo will be one of Norway’s most profiled cultural buildings.

Project status

      Sep 2015
      Oct 2019

      About the project

      The National Museum for art, architecture and design will be Norway’s largest cultural building and a vital meeting place between the general public and art. AF Gruppen has been awarded the Structural Shell and Closed Building contracts.

      • NOK 785 million

        Contract value

      • 54 600 m2

        Total gross area

      • The terrace, atria and façades will be covered in natural stone. This is part of AF Gruppen’s contract.

      • The National Museum’s vision is to create new generations of art enthusiasts. The building is crucial to achieving this vision.

      AF Gruppen

      Victoria Terrasse 11, Oslo

      Robot takes over logistics

      AF Gruppen will be the first contractor to utilise robotic process automation in a building project. It will streamline the project’s logistics. By using a mobile app, the façade stone for the city’s new flagship building will now be delivered in accurate volumes at the precise point where the stone is to be installed. AF Gruppen has developed the solution in conjunction with the Norwegian company, AVO Consulting, 

      which offer solutions for robotic process automation (RPA). Employees at the construction site now carry out logistics tasks on a tablet with an app developed by AVO Consulting on Microsoft's PowerApps interface. This is based on cost-effective RPA technology from Blue Prism that manages communication between the IT systems of AF’s suppliers and subcontractors.

      A boost for Norway as a cultural nation

      The new National Museum will be a landmark building in the capital, and is an important and demanding project. When the new National Museum opens its doors to the public in 2020, it will be a profiled cultural building and will give Norway a more visible international position within visual art. This building will link the city centre area by the fjord with the older core city.

      • 14000

        m2

        Total roof surface area

      • 40 000

        m3

        Volume of concrete in the structural shell

      • 130 000

        Objects to be moved before the new museum opens

      Project info

      Project type: Public Buildings
      Business unit: AF Anlegg
      Architect: Kleihues Schuwerk Gesellschaft von Architekten mbh
      Customer: Statsbygg