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 Kjølnes fyrstasjon

 
Kjølnes fyrstasjon ( Kjølnes Lighthouse)
Address: Kjølnes, 9980 Berlevåg
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Architect: Gudolf Blakstad and Herman Munthe-Kaas Arkitektkontor AS
Client: Norwegian Government (Staten)
Construction System /
Materials:
Concrete; woodwork
Building Type: Lighthouse; residence
Keywords: lighthouse, machinery hall, boathouse, residence, yard, reconstruction architecture
Year of Construction: 1949
The Kjølnes Lighthouse is located near the seaward entrance to Berlevåg, and is easily visible from a great distance, both from the sea and land. The station is situated on a spit in a barren and magnificent landscape. The tall white painted lighthouse tower is easily visible from the fishing village Berlevåg.

The lighthouse was founded in 1916, but destroyed when the Germans withdrew from Finnmark in the autumn of 1944. It was rebuilt in 1949 based on designs made by the architects Gudolf Blakstad and Herman Munthe-Kaas. They also designed other reconstructed lighthouses in Finnmark. In 1994 Kjølnes became automated and depopulated.

A number of different buildings make up the lighthouse station: lighthouse, machinery hall, boathouse, landings along with multiple residences with outhouses. The residentially functioning buildings are organised around a yard, while the other buildings are situated at a slight distance from this.
Literature: Bjørkhaug, Birger og Sven Paulsson: Norges fyr, Oslo 1986
Monrad-Krohn, Danckert: Norske fyr. Nasjonal verneplan for fyrstasjoner, Riksantikvarens rapporter no. 24, Oslo 1997
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 28.12.2004
Author: I.H
Photographer: I.H 1989



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