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 Østsamisk museum

 
Østsamisk museum ( The Eastern Sámi Museum)
Address: 9930 Neiden
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Architect: Pir II arkitektkontor; Ogmund Sørli; Mette Melandsø; Petter Paus
Client: Statsbygg (the Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property)
Construction System /
Materials:
Wooden load bearing system; wood; glue laminated timber
Building Type: Museum
Year of Construction: 2009
The Eastern Sámi Museum is both a museum and a cultural centre. It is situated above and north of the old Skolt Sámi (Eastern Sámi) settlement Skoltebyen and the village Neiden, as well as being close to the main road E6.

The building is not large and has a rectangular footprint and a flat roof. A big rhomboid skylight brings daylight into the interior and is also an important part of the buildings visual appearance. Another aspect of the design is that the roof can be accessed from the skylight or an external staircase. The outside walls have horizontal wooden cladding with robust triangular boards that further underlines the introverted character of the building.
Literature: Norske arkitektkonkurranser, tillegg til Arkitektnytt 2003 nr 19
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 16.01.2010
Author: R.S.
Photographer: R.S.



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