The building is part of a decentralized museum structure, aiming to connect the scattered coastal history of Helgeland with the vast, natural landscapes of the region.
The design of the project is inspired by the local building typology known as “Notheng”: Simplistic, yet landmark-like wooden structures, where fishermen would hang their nets to dry. These vernacular buildings were also utilized for gatherings, almost resembling small cathedrals.
Similar to the traditional “Notheng” the Museum is organized with an open ground floor, exposing activities within, and at the same time connecting the visitors with the vast landscape of the island. Contrasting this open structure, a closed sculptural roof contains the main exhibition of historical artifacts and objects.
The shape of the roof is inspired by the distinct shapes of local sailboats and the slight curves of the mountain formations of the region.
The building is scheduled for construction in August 2022.
TEAM: Håkon Matre Aasarød, Magnus Kvalheim, Einar Elton