Denmark's Henning Larsen Architects designed a fantastic new museum with a huge green roof that visitors can walk on. Located near the city of Aarhus, the light-filled Moesgaard Museum houses a breathtaking collection of artifacts detailing the country's prehistory and ethnography. Open year-around, the museum's sloping roof can be used for picnics in the summer, and as a fun, sledging site during snowy winters.
Standing on the side of a hill in a suburb known as Skåde, the new Moesgaard Museum has a green roof that rises from its rural environment. Covered in grass, moss and flowers, it features luscious terraces for extra insulation as well as a space for walking, picnics, lectures, or just for enjoying the magnificent views. During the winter when the slope will be covered in snow, visitors can bring their sledges.
Featuring three levels, the museum is filled with daylight coming in from its many windows and glazed back wall. One of its stairs has a fantastically weird feature, a display of seven anatomically accurate models depicting various stages of human evolution. The architects compare the terraced layout to “archaeological excavations gradually unearthing the layers of history and exposing lost cities.”