Drammensv. 130, N-0277 Oslo
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Arctic Culture Center
Hammerfest - first prize
At the top of Norway, Hammerfest presents itself as the world’s northernmost town and a natural centre of the region. In addition to the proximity to the North Cape, this establishes it as one of the most important tourist destinations in Northern Norway, with over 250.000 visitors each year. The project is a part of the bigger seafront development and is highly visible from both land and sea. The goal is to provide new program and architectural characteristics to the site, ensuring an attractive and beautiful town centre, contributing to the development and strengthening of the town’s identity. The program is organized in compact units in such a way that in-between spaces with different degrees of public access are created, and the numbers of public areas are maximized. These social “arenas”, both in and outdoors, connects the Culture Centre to the city of Hammerfest.