Archinect - News 2014-04-23T10:31:54-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/88775967/cobe-and-transform-s-maritime-museum-and-exploratorium-celebrates-grand-opening-in-porsgrunn COBE and Transform's Maritime Museum and Exploratorium celebrates grand opening in Porsgrunn Justine Testado 2013-12-13T20:23:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T20:18:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lu/lu2adjnm11cb6p21.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> After winning first prize in a 2009 competition, Danish firms <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46834/cobe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COBE</a> and <a href="http://www.transform.dk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transform</a> collaborated once again to design the new Maritime Museum and Exploratorium, which opened its doors to the public today in the Porsgrunn Harbor in Norway.<br><br> Incorporating Porsgrunn's industrial surroundings in its design, the new museum was built to become a contemporary landmark and bring more attention to the river, long considered as the town's "backside."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p4/p4dznkpb2dhfgze6.jpg" title=""><br><br> The new museum has already gained some recognition even before today's grand opening. Just last month, it received the Porsgrunn Municipality&rsquo;s building practice prize 2013 (&ldquo;Byggeskikkpris&rdquo;).</p> <p> Here's more info on the museum's design:<br><br> "The new museum will tell the story of the town&rsquo;s dock yard industry and its maritime history, which has employed thousands of people from the whole region. In addition, the attractive location of the museum right on the riverside opens up an important process for the city concerning the future extensive urban ren...</p>