9730 Karasjok
The Sámiland Centre is centrally located in Karasjok - in connection with the Karasjok Hotel and Inn. The centre forms an arch that encircles a market square, opening onto it with large glass planes and doors that face the square. It is a one-storied building and terminates in the south with an auditorium, which in terms of form is reminiscent of a Sámi tent. A baldachin runs alongside the entire length of the building, uniting the building and the square. Due to its curved form, the baldachin reinforces the arched shape of the building so that the entire complex appears to be one single form. To a large extent pine wood was used as the chief constructive element, both on the interior and exterior planes. Reflective aluminium and zinc cover the roofs.

Year of construction

1989-1990

Architect

Bjerk and Bjørge, sivilarkitekter MNAL NPA

Client

AS Karasjok Industribygg at Karasjok Municipality

Building Type

Sales
workshops
service

Construction System / Materials

Woodwork
aluminium
zinc

Keywords

Sami
activity centre
auditorium
curved form
canopy
pine
woodwork
aluminium
zinc
theatre
gallery

Literature

Byggekunst 8/1990, pp. 449-451.

Byggekunst 1-2/1996, p. 32.

Architecturale Review aug/1996, pp. 30-33.

Arkitektur i Norge, Årbok 1991, p. 60.

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