The Norwegian town of Molde, located on the country’s west coast, just got a slick new museum. The Romsdal Folk Museum, completed this year by the Oslo-based designers Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, is an impressive yet unassuming cathedral for local culture.


Designed to fit in with the pitched roofs of the buildings around it, the museum looks like a collection of buildings clustered together, rather than one mammoth block. The spiky roof zig-zags up and down, giving the structure variation and breaking up the monotony as well as offering different types of exhibition spaces inside.


The windows aren’t uniformly set across the exterior walls, giving the building a hint of aesthetic variety. But the timber facade is thoroughly Scandinavian, ensuring that the building’s look fits in with its mission to highlight local identity.


Time to add Molde to your Norwegian travel itinerary?

[h/t Dezeen]

All images courtesy Erik Hattrem and Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter