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Protective Construction for Hamar Cathedral Ruins – Hamar, Norway

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Building: Protective Construction for Hamar Cathedral Ruins
Location: Hamar, Norway
Architect: Lund & Slaatto Arkitekter
Completion: 1998
Area: 2,640 sq. meters
Cost: $8,000,000

AE Interests: Constructed over 950 yr. old cathedral ruins, glass and steel skin combats condensation and low temperatures

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 12:54 pm

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3rd District Coastal Authority Headquarters – Norvevika, Ålesund, Norway

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Building: 3rd District Coastal Authority Headquarters
Location: Norvevika, Ålesund, Norway
Architect: Slyngstad Aamlid Arkitekter
Completion: 2000
Area: 1,079 sq. meters
Cost: $170,000

AE Interests: hung slate wall to shield noise, curved timber roof, secondary structure of struts and tensioned cross-bracing to support roof

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm

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Sami Parliament Building – Karasjok, Norway

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Building: Sami Parliament Building
Location: Karasjok, Norway
Architect: Stein Halvorsen & Christian Sundby
Completion: 2000
Cost: $25,000,000

AE Interests: conical form, concrete modulated timer shade from low angle sun

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 12:26 pm

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Governor’s Headquarters – Svalbard, Norway

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Building: Governor’s Headquarters
Locations: Svalbard, Norway
Architect: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter
MNAL
Completion: 1998
Area: 1,800 sq. meters
Cost: $3,897,000

AE Interests: Cast place concrete, insulated against harsh climate, louvres on triple glazed windows reflect light onto snow and back into building to respond to periods of 24 hr. sunlight or darkness, built on existing concrete foundation, tilted walls

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 12:16 pm

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Service Centre in Nautholsvik – Reykjavik, Iceland

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Building: Service Centre in Nautholsvik
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Architect: Arkibullan
Completion: 2001
Area: 528 sq. meters
Cost: $1,341,000

AE Interests: built on sand, timber cladding, geothermal water heats surrounding waters, L-shaped and dug into hillside to protect from harsh elements

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 12:06 pm

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Car Park, Garden & Public Space at Kringlan Shopping Mall – Reykjavik, Iceland

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Building: Car Park, Garden & Public Space at Kringlan Shopping Mall
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Architect: Studio Granda
Completion: 1999
Area: 11,506 sq. meters
Cost: $5,742,000

AE Interests: parking area, variety of materials

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 4:02 am

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Art Museum – Reykjavik, Iceland

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Building: Art Museum
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Architect: Studio Granda
Structural Engineers : Línuhönnun
Electrical Engineers : Rafteikning
Environmental Engineers : Vídsjá / Lagnataeki
Acoustic Consultant: Steindór Gudmundsson
Completion: 2000
Area: 3,040 sq. meters
Cost: $6,040,000

AE Interests: canopy to funnel light, built onto old warehouse

Written by Maggie Lawson

January 28, 2010 at 3:56 am

Posted in Built

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