Sjøgata 4, Hammerfest
The Hammerfest Public Library is centrally located in the town centre, in the harbour area. It is a warehouse/storehouse from the reconstruction period, shortly after WWII, that was given new life in 1992. At this time it was renovated, upgraded and annexed
everything was executed by FAK Fossland arkitekter. Two other characteristic warehouses from the reconstruction are located in the same row as the library warehouse. The original appearance of these warehouses is still preserved. During the reconstruction of the library, the old warehouse was supplemented with modern materials and given a form of expression typical of the period.

The building is three-storied in addition to a loft. It is situated with the gable facing the sea, such as most warehouses do, but the dormers along with the doorways are replaced with a vertical field of windows. The first storey wall is recessed and four weight bearing columns form an arcade that faces the harbour basin. Yellow brick covers the building and it is capped with a slate covered saddle roof. The new volumes that were added to the older southern building were - an annex with glass walls and sloping roof that faces the quay, stairwell, lift shaft and an entrance facing the street Sjøgata.

Year of construction

1992

Architect

FAK Fossland arkitekter AS

Client

Hammerfest Municipality

Building Type

Library

Construction System / Materials

Concrete
brick

Keywords

library
concrete
brick
warehouse
column
gable roof
stairwell

Literature

Norske folkebibliotekbygninger 1990-2000, Oslo 2001, pp. 16-17

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