The competition entry received an honorable mention for reinterpreting a local building tradition.


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


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"Husi" is a competition entry for a new visitor center next to the stave church of Urnes. 

Historically, the church and the farm represent two essential extremes in the existence of people of the west coast in Norway. At the same time, there is a strong bond between the barn and the church, between everyday life and the prestigious. Our proposal for a new visitor center for Urnes Stav Church, is rooted in this connection, established a cluster farm consisting of four salt-roofed buildings.

The proposal did not win but received an award and honorable mention by the jury.

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