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The Sámi Science Center, Kautokeino, Norway

The Project
Around the small town of Kautokeino, the magnificent mountain plateau stretches in every direction. The Sámi Science Center is set on a small hillside looking down on the centre of the town. The building is meant to reflect the Sámi traditions and in particular its attachment to nature. The cultural inspirations may be found in selected materials, symbols and forms.

The rough and uncompromising shape of the Sámi Science Center is designed to reflect the nature around it. To ensure the Sámi Center is a representation of the local heritage the architects decided to use a limited range of materials. The design is based on simple geometric lines laid into a complex arrangement of rooms and functions.

The use of Pilkington Suncool™ 66/33 solar control glass ensures a balance of overall energy efficiency and open perspectives. It is ideal product for large areas of glazing to control solar heat gain whilst providing high levels of daylight.

Photography: Bent Raanes & Sarah Cameron Sørensen
  Project ReferenceGL_PR0142
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Project Details
Address
Hánnuluohkká 45, 9520 Kautokeino, Norway
Opening Date
2009
Building Type
  • Education
About the Architect/Installer
Architect
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS and Sivilarkitekt Kirsti Knudsen AS