Submitted in December 2015, our entry to the international competition for the new Viking Age Museum, Oslo, proposed a dynamic and innovative building that was also respectful to the sensitive context. An architecture of sophisticated and subtle design was proposed that was inspired by the stories of the collection and the architecture of the historic museum building.The existing building was a partial realisation of an original design which included two courtyards. Our proposal was conceived as a modern re-interpretation of the concept for the original building. The design proposed a fluid form that swept from the wings of the existing building, creating a dynamic contemporary architecture that is also respectful of the existing and the wider context. An innovative timber roof structure was proposed with a subtly evolving organic form. This created landform like mounds externally, while defining a sequence of spaces internally within the Ship Hall.