A New Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Matias Valsby-Koch
  • Tobias Møller Balle
  • Emilie Jensen
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
This thesis is a response to the architectural competition for the new Viking Ship Museum. Issued due to threatening, rising water levels, the competition will ensure a climate-resilient design to maintain a part of the world’s cultural heritage; the five Skuldelev ships.

The thesis focuses on both transformation of the existing and the creation of a new Viking Ship Museum, seen as an opportunity to retain the unique values of the place and allow for an expansion and renewal of the museum’s narratives and dissemination activities. Altering the existing means that transformation is undeniably a part of this design, hence both new and old is co-dependent on the outcome and cannot be observed separately. Faithful to the raison d’être of the existing, the architecture’s intention is to reflect the exhibited and contribute to a cohesive universe and dissemination concept, built on the three narratives of Vikings, ships and the museum’s work with underwater cultural heritage.
Publication date21 Jun 2023
Number of pages191
ID: 531231357