Arctic Culture Centre, Norway, Hammerfest Architecture, Norwegian Design, Project
Arctic Culture Centre : Hammerfest Building
Norwegian Cultural Building – design by A-lab Architects
15 Feb 2008
Arctic Culture Centre Norway
Address: Hammerfest, Norway
Completion: In progress
Client: The Municipality of Hammerfest Council represented in collaboration
with Hammerfest Næringsinvest AS, and Hammerfest Havnevesen
KF (Harbor Authority)
Area: 5000 m2
A-lab won the international competition for the Hammerfest Arctic Culture Centre in august 2004 and it constitutes one of the main projects in the office.
The competition site is highly visible from both land and sea and constitutes a total area of ca. 9000 m2 with a sea front of ca. 300m.
The goal is to provide this seaside area with new program functions and architectural characteristics, ensuring a beautiful, atractive town centre and contributing to the development and strengthening of the town’s identity.
The building will be Hammerfest’s main “living room”, a public and social scene for all.
The functions in the building are grouped in compact units and organized in such a way that in-between spaces with different levels of access are created, and the numbers of public related areas are maximized. These social “scenes”, both indoors and outdoors, attach the Culture Centre to the city of Hammerfest.
The building is an object with a clear signal effect whereas accessibility, openness and creative, artistic energy is expressed.
The ACC will also be the first building on the Findus site (waterfront), and will thus importantly condition further development and redevelopment of the relationship between Hammerfest town center and the sea.
Arctic Culture Centre architects : a-lab
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