Aug 2018

Kvorning wins Norwegian energy exhibition

Kvorning Design & Communication is the winner in an invited ideas competition for a permanent new exhibition about the global energy and climate challenge for the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger.

Kvorning’s winning proposal will be developed and elaborated in close dialogue with the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, thereby guaranteeing both the museum and its partners wide-ranging influence over the concept, content and form of the exhibition.

“We’re pleased to once again be set to collaborate with Kvorning Design & Communication on the realization of a very exciting and important exhibition at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Kvorning’s concept has been chosen because, in an incredibly effective way, it takes the exhibition space as its basis and shows how it can be used in its own right to convey the message of the exhibition. We’re looking forward to a close and fruitful collaboration and are confident that together we will arrive at a thought-provoking and interesting exhibition about the greatest challenge of our age: the energy and climate problem, with the architecture in the space, the exhibition design and the content together telling the story,” explains Head of Exhibition and Communication at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Anja W. Fremo.

Message conveyed by the space

The shape of the exhibition space forms a natural, opinion-generating component of the facilitation process. A circular exhibition with a central luminous element – an artistically stylized sun, globe or something completely different—that remains to be seen from the dialogue that emerges—immediately grabs the attention of visitors young and old, highlighting the importance of adopting a reflective approach to the energy and climate issue.

Now’s the time!

A mixture of analog and digital media gives people of all ages the low-down on fossil energy and renewable energy. Sustainability is a ’must’, but can it meet our needs, we wonder?


Interactive stations are being considered as an introduction to various forms of energy in a number of Norwegian cities, e.g. an interactive station about electricity, which is generated cheaply by Norway’s many hydroelectric power stations. There are many challenges associated with switching to green energy, but at the same time also many dilemmas.

The exhibition (120 sq.m) opens in April 2019 and was won in an invited international competition.


About the Norwegian Petroleum Museum

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway, communicates the history of Norwegian oil in architects Lunde & Løvseth’s iconic setting. Since the museum opened in 1999, the Petroleum Museum has consolidated its position as the country’s key arena for research, documentation and facilitation of the contemporary history of Norway as an oil nation. The museum has some 100,000 visitors a year.