This center dedicated to Hamsun is located above the Arctic Circle near village of Presteid of Hamarøy and the farm where the writer grew up. The museum includes exhibition areas, a library and reading room, a cafe and an auditorium. The concept for the museum is "building as a body," creating a battleground of invisible forces. The stained black wood exterior skin is characteristic of the great wooden stave Norse churches. The spine of the building body is the central elevator, providing handicapped and freight access to all parts of the building. At the roof garden the long grass reflects the traditional Norwegian sod roofs in a different way. Strange, surprising and phenomenal experiences in space perspective and light will provide an inspiring frame for the exhibitions.
LY Arkitekter AS, associate architects (construction documents)
Noah Yaffe (associate in charge - construction documents) / Peter Englaender (project team) / Francesco Bartolozzi, Ebbie Wisecarver (project team - construction documents) / Erik Fenstad Langdalen (project architect - design development) / Gabriela Barman-Kraemer, Yoh Hanaoka, Justin Korhammer, Anna Müller, Audra Tuskes (project team - design development)
structural engineer (design development), Guy Nordenson and Associates / Rambøll Norge, structural engineer (construction documents)
Ove Arup, mechanical engineer (design development) / Rambøll Norge, mechanical engineer (construction documents) / Rambøll Norge, electrical engineer (construction documents)
L'Observatoire International, lighting consultant (design development) /Vesa Honkonen Architects, lighting consultant (construction documents)
Landskapsfabikken (construction documents)