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Henning Larsen's grass-roofed Moesgaard Museum photographed by Hufton + Crow

These new shots by photography duo Hufton + Crow show visitors climbing the grass-covered sloping roof of the Moesgaard Museum near Aarhus, designed by Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects (+ slideshow).

Moesgaard Museum by Henning Larsen. Photography is by Hufton + Crow

Completed in 2014, the wedge-shaped museum contains a collection dedicated to prehistory and ethnography, while its hill-like roof is used as a picnic site in summer and for sledging in winter.

Moesgaard Museum by Henning Larsen. Photography is by Hufton + Crow

The building is partly submerged into its sloping site.

Various apertures in the roof allow natural light to enter galleries arranged over three storeys, where exhibits include seven models depicting the stages of human evolution, burial mounds and sets recreating parts of Viking towns.

Moesgaard Museum by Henning Larsen. Photography is by Hufton + Crow

Towards the top of the roof, a horizontal section juts out to form a lookout point offering vistas of the surrounding countryside and Aarhus Bay.

Moesgaard Museum by Henning Larsen. Photography is by Hufton + Crow

Henning Larsen Architects, which was established in 1959, is responsible for buildings including the Harpa Concert and Conference Centre in Reykjavík and the Copenhagen Opera. Founder Henning Larsen passed away in 2012, but the firm continues to operate under his name.

Photography is by Hufton + Crow. Dezeen interviewed the duo earlier this year about the advantages of digital photography, and why retouching is just as important as shooting.