Bucket List: The Twist Museum – Norway

January 5, 2020
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January 5, 2020 Nick Engvall

Bucket List: The Twist Museum – Norway

While I already laid out some of my goals for 2020 a few days ago, I am always adding things to my bucket list that extends beyond just resolutions. The Twist Museum in Norway is the latest addition to the list of places I would like to go and see in the future. I’ve always been fascinated by architecture. It was one of the few things in school that I actually enjoyed and had the patience for. Every time I see a creation like this it gets me excited about just how amazing the human imagination and our abilities to create the unexpected really are.

It’s actually kind of crazy that I’ve never put all of the things I want to do in one place. Between apps like Pinterest and Instagram, notebooks and dream boards, I guess it makes sense that things are spread all over. But, now seems like a great time to start organizing all these goals and dreams. After all, if I don’t make them come true, who is going to do it for me?

Back to The Twist. According to Dwell…
The Twist by Bjarke Ingels Group is a museum that hovers over the Randselva River, adding a second, spectacular water crossing to Norway’s Kistefos sculpture park. Visitors can wander through the bridge’s shifting volumes, peering out at the forested landscape through a full-width glass wall that twists upwards as one moves from North to South across the river. Aluminum panels stack like a fan to create a mesmerizing spiraling effect. “Wherever you look, you see arches and curves, Fibonacci spirals and saddle shapes, but when you look closer you realize that everything is created from straight lines—straight sheets of aluminum, straight boards of wood. It’s an expressive organic sculpture composed of rational repetitive elements,” says Bjarke Ingels.


As a matter of fact, the entire list of most influential buildings from Dwell should be added to everyone’s bucket list, but for now, The Twist Museum is now on mine.


Photos by Laurian Ghinitoiu

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Nick Engvall

Nick Engvall is a sneaker enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in the footwear business. He has written for publications such as Complex, Sole Collector, and Sneaker News, helped companies like Eastbay, Finish Line, Foot Locker, StockX, and Stadium Goods better connect with their consumers, has an addiction to burritos and Sour Patch Kids, and owns way too many shoes for his own good.
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