Jøssingfjord Museum

Architecture begins where the pure necessity of the need for a shelter ends. The ability of man to command
nature and use it as a protection against itself is the very beginning of civilization. The caves of Jøssingfjord
as well as it’s hydro power station are in that sense two monuments for Norwegian innovation and
civilization: to shelter within the mass, to reap from natures power.

The Jøssingfjord museum is both a testimony to the power of man as well as to the power of nature. We
have conceived it in a few simple elements. A roof that shelters and directs the light and views. Under this
roof, all functions are simply laid out according to its most preferable position. As an underlying basis a
flexible orthogonal grid that allows for future changes.

Description from the architects

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8 photos and 6 drawings

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