Henning Larsen’s Grass-roofed Moesgaard Museum Photographed By Hufton + Crow

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These new shots by photography duo Hufton + Crow present visitors climbing the grass-covered sloping roof of the Moesgaard Museum close to Aarhus, designed by Danish company Henning Larsen Architects .

Moesgaard Museum by Henning Larsen. Photography is by Hufton + Crow

Finished in 2014, the wedge-shaped museum consists of a assortment dedicated to prehistory and ethnography, although its hill-like roof is employed as a picnic site in summer season and for sledging in winter.

Moesgaard Museum by Henning Larsen. Photography is by Hufton + Crow

The building is partly submerged into its sloping site.


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Different apertures in the roof allow all-natural light to enter galleries organized more than three storeys, where exhibits contain 7 versions depicting the stages of human evolution, burial mounds and sets recreating components of Viking towns.

Moesgaard Museum by Henning Larsen. Photography is by Hufton + Crow

Towards the best of the roof, a horizontal area juts out to form a lookout point giving vistas of the surrounding countryside and Aarhus Bay.

Moesgaard Museum by Henning Larsen. Photography is by Hufton + Crow

Henning Larsen Architects, which was established in 1959, is accountable for buildings like the Harpa Concert and Conference Centre in Reykjavík and the Copenhagen Opera. Founder Henning Larsen passed away in 2012, but the company continues to operate underneath his title.

Photography is by Hufton + Crow. Dezeen interviewed the duo earlier this year about the benefits of digital photography, and why retouching is just as critical as shooting.

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