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Jøssingfjord Center

COORDINATES                             

LOCATION                           

YEAR                                     

CLIENT                                      

STATUS                                        

PROGRAM                                   

AREA                                              

            58° 19' 45.4584'' N 6° 21' 18.2916'' E

                                      Jøssingfjord, Norway

                                                               2011

                                                  Dalanerådet

                                                     Competition

                                                         Museum

                                                           2750 m²

The Jøssingfjord Center is a mining museum located on the south-west coast of Norway with an exceptional occasion to bring visitors close to art and history while offering interaction between nature, technology and society. Placed at the mouth of the fjord on the remnants of an old titanium mine, the museum proposal seeks to generate a clear setting from which the vast spatial qualities of the site can be experienced. The horizontality of the valley is strengthened, allowing it to act as a counterpoint to the other defining elements of the landscape. The building is divided into three major parts: a red colored ‘public corridor’ including the lobby, museum shop and café, gently raised from the ground, sits on two concrete blocks hosting exhibition areas, auditorium and administration offices. The spatial experience of the architectural elements is characterized by the relation between ‘extroverted’ and ‘introverted’ spaces, creating various visual contacts to the surrounding scenery.