The Twist bridges the Randselva river, at the Kistefos Museum's sculpture park in Norway
© Laurian Ghinitoi
What a twist
No, it's not a sci-fi movie set - but maybe it should be. The Twist does look like a futuristic intrusion amid the dense woods and preserved historic buildings of Jevnaker, Norway, home to the Kistefos Museum's sculpture park. The Twist is a bridge, but it’s also an art gallery. Its unique construction features straight panels set at increasing angles as one moves towards the centre - 'like a stack of books' as its architects at the Bjarke Ingels Group describe it - to create a 90-degree turn where a wall becomes the ceiling and vice versa.
Situated about an hour's drive from Oslo around a defunct wood pulp mill on the Randselva river - which the Twist spans - Kistefos boasts a collection of works by Anish Kapoor, Claes Oldenburg and other notable artists. The Twist, which opened in autumn 2019, will be a space for rotating (pun intended) art exhibitions and even music performances.