Helgeland Museum

Helgeland Museum connects the rich coastal culture of Træna, with daily life on the island.


  • Håkon Matre Aasarød
  • Magnus Kvalheim
  • Anna Forslöw
  • Einar Elton


  • Helgeland Museum


The building is part of a decentralised 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 resembled small cathedrals and were also utilised for social gatherings.

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.

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