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White walls, high ceilings, large windows and polished stone floor in the reception of Bildmuseet, Umeå.
Reception of Bildmuseet in Umeå, northern Sweden
Photo: Wilhelm Rejnus

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Bildmuseet, Umeå

Bildmuseet does not only offer interesting exhibitions, created in co-operation with museums, artists and universities from all over the world – it is also an architectural gem.

Located next to the Umeälven river, the seven floors of Bildmuseet (roughly translated ”the museum of image”) reside behind a striking façade of Siberian larch. Existential, political and philosophical issues are intrinsic to the programme. Bildmuseet has been prized for both its architecture, by Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with White, and the overall experience. 

Bildmuseet, Östra Strandgatan 30B, 903 33 Umeå

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