The Munch Museum, inaugurated on October 22, 2021, was architecturally directed by Estudio Herreros, from Madrid. This new venue, located in Oslo, close to the Opera House where Frapont worked a few years ago, is a building with more than 26,300 m2 of offices and exhibition spaces where we have been in charge of practically all the interior wood works.
Frapont’s main work was the manufacturing and installation of more than 6,000m2 of solid American oak parquet in all the exhibition rooms. An arduous and detailed work where we had to pay special attention to the behaviour of the solid timber due to the temperature and humidity changes during the different stages of the works.
This type of solid wood flooring was treated directly on site by Frapont with a hardwash wax finish (hardened wax oil), which provides good protection while maintaining the natural appearance of the wood with open pores.
In the KINO room, which purpose is to hold meetings and small conferences, we carried out the works of the acoustic perforated wall claddings and end grain oak flooring.
To conclude, we would like to show you the MPH or Multi-Purpose Hall room, an auditorium room with a telescopic bleachers. For this special room we were in charge of the curtain-like acoustic claddings, a totally bespoke solution made of curved micro-perforated panels with 5 different types of curves, simulating the typology of the aluminium facade of the building.
The floor was also made by us, of solid oak industrial parquet, the same parquet we used for the staircase floor of the building.
The Munch Museum has been a real challenging work, having to carry out a project of such magnitude in the middle of the pandemic, when we had to adjust and adapt to the circumstances and adversities.