SAL HAAKEN, HENIE ONSTAD ART CENTER
The Sal Haaken, Henie Onstad Art Center is situated at Høvikodden. The gross area of the center is 1 300m2. The building was completed in 2002, with an overall cost of 28 million NOK.
The Art center is a exhibition hall for the art collector Haaken Christensen. The construction is an extension to the Onstad Art Center.
The building is constructed in great respect to the surrounding landscape, and carries a great resemblance to the nature. The light conditions from the water and bay is brought into the interior, and adds an extra element to the overall experience of the architecture and art. Pine and Larch are used in the construction. The wood functions as a collector of humidity, which again leads to better stabilizing of the air in the exhibition room.