9930 Neiden
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.

Year of construction

2009

Architect

Pir II arkitektkontor
Ogmund Sørli
Mette Melandsø
Petter Paus

Client

Statsbygg (the Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property)

Building Type

Museum

Construction System / Materials

Wooden load bearing system
wood
glue laminated timber

Literature

Norske arkitektkonkurranser, tillegg til Arkitektnytt 2003 nr 19

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