ARKEN’s entrance opens the museum towards the world, inviting in the visitor.
Right inside the door, a “landing zone” has been set up, allowing you to take in the place and orient yourself before moving further into the museum.
Through the great windows light floods in, forking like a flood down the entrance area towards the Art Axis where its strength reduces significantly, and the darkness envelops you.
The entrance is a room with emphasis on light and openness: Walls and pillars are white, and the openings in the ceiling pull down natural light into the room.
In the choice of materials, the room appears softer than the original museum building. The floors are upright parquet merbau teak which is warm and inviting and a dramatic contrast to the raw concrete floor of the Art Axis.
The tickets area is found to the right of the entrance, while ARKEN SHOP opens up to the left with its exclusive selection of quality design and crafts.