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 Harstad kino

Harstad kino ( Harstad Cinema)
Address: Erlings gate 3, Harstad
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Architect: Jan Inge Hovig, arkitekt MNAL
Client: Harstad Municipality
Construction System /
In-situ concrete
Building Type: Community centre; cinema
Keywords: In-situ concrete, community centre, cinema, concrete canopy, marble column, modernism
Year of Construction: 1954
The cinema auditorium is situated innermost in the complex. Only the narrow three-storied façade strip and the entrance are visible from the street. The entrance occupies the entire width of the façade and is marked by a sturdy concrete cantilever roof. The cantilever roof slants upwards and is terminated by a neon sign that reads 'KINO' (CINEMA) in large letters. The façade is trimmed with marble and a robust marble column originates at ground level and continues two stories to the roofline. This is one example that demonstrates the architectural principles of modernism.

The narrow façade holds the public entryway, and is designed like an advertisement poster for the cinema auditorium, which is concealed from the street and town.
Literature: Byggekunst 5/1955 pp. 133-137.
Byggekunst 7/1990 p. 387.
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 12.06.2009
Author: I.H
Photographer: T.A 2009; Terje Solvang/Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design; Stiftelsen Arkitekturmuseet

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