‘Mining and Geological Museum, Jøssingfjord’
Competition, Norway, 2011



Where the base of Jøssingfjord flattens out to meet the sea, a collection of roof volumes gather around a courtyard in the manner of industrial sheds or farm settlements. Interior museum spaces of concrete walls and column structures are sheltered by folded planes of timber lattice structures. Views outwards are restricted to the rock faces of the mountains around apart from a focused view to the sea and the historic Hellerene houses. The museum is clad with corrosion resistant titanium composite panels.