… they carried works by Picasso, Botero, Magritte and others.
… ARKEN is 220 metres long or the length of two football fields.
… ARKEN is 18 metres tall where the building is highest or the equivalent of five floors in an ordinary building.
… the sinks in the toilets below the foyer each weigh two tons and were cast in situ. They were cast as some of the first things in the building, so ARKEN was literally constructed from the basis of these “monuments”.
… it took eight months to cast the concrete floor in the Art Axis.
… there are only two corners in the Art Axis.
… the black stone in the foyer weighs 36 tons or the weight of five elephants.
… the floor of the Art Axis has carried a 42 tons heavy Chinese train carriage. It was 25 metres long and was brought into the museum in 500 parts.
ARKEN’s architecture interplays with the landscape
ARKEN’s development over the years has made its mark on the museum
Read more about the architect behind ARKEN, Søren Robert Lund, and Anna Maria Indrio who designed some of the extensions.
ARKEN’s architecture is made for exploring