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 Glomfjord salpeterfabrikker

 
Glomfjord salpeterfabrikker ( Glomfjord Potassium Nitrate Factory)
The recreational building has a half-plan solution, so that from the vestibule one can either walk up a half storey to the dining hall, or down to the workers' dressing room, which had lockers and equipment accommodating up to 310 men. If one walks half a storey further downwards from the dressing room storey, one finds bathing facilities with showers and a sauna. This area is located below the vestibule. The bathing facilities were positioned so that they could be used by the residents of the site outside of their working hours at the factory. For the same reason, the doctor's office was located in this building - with an entrance both from the factory area and from the "town". The two-storied office building has a central corridor aligned lengthwise by offices of varying sizes. Both of the buildings have rectangular building shells which are cast in concrete and the façades are covered with mineral plaster. On the interior the office building has a parquet floor, while terrazzo was used on the floor of the recreational building. Both of these buildings are typical examples of architecture from the 1950s, typically characterised as well-designed and sober. Consider for example their low-pitched saddle roofs, use of material and detailing.




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