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Hamsunsenteret [Knut Hamsun Center]
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PROGETTISTA
 
 
Steven Holl

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DESCRIZIONE
 
Steven Holl Knut Hamsun CentreKnut Hamsun, Norway's most inventive twentieth-century writer, fabricated new forms of expression in his first novel Hunger. He went on to found a truly modern school of fiction with his works Pan, Mysteries, and Growth of the Soil.

Steven Holl Knut Hamsun CentreThis center dedicated to Hamsun is located above the Arctic Circle near the village of Presteid of Hamarøy near the farm where the writer grew up. The 1500-square-meter center includes exhibition areas, a library and reading room, a café, and an auditorium equipped with the latest film projection equipment. (Hamsun's writings have been particularly inspiring to filmmakers, which is evident in the more than 17 films based on his work.) The building is conceived as an archetypal and intensified compression of spirit in space and light, concretizing a Hamsun character in architectonic terms. The concept for the museum, “Building as a Body: Battleground of Invisible Forces,” is realized from inside and out. Here the wood exterior is punctuated by hidden impulses piercing through the surface: An "empty violin case" balcony has phenomenal sound properties, while a viewing balcony is like the "girl with sleeves rolled up polishing yellow panes." Many other aspects of the building use the vernacular style as inspiration for reinterpretation. The tarred black wood exterior skin is characteristic of the great wooden stave Norse churches. On the roof garden, long grass refers to traditional Norwegian sod roofs in a modern way. The rough white-painted concrete interiors are characterized by diagonal rays of light calculated to ricochet through the section on certain days of the year. These strange, surprising, and phenomenal experiences in space, perspective, and light provide an inspiring frame for exhibitions.
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LOCALIZZAZIONE
 
Continente
Europa
Nazione
Norvegia [Norge]
Regione
Nord-Norge
Contea
Nordland
Distretto
Salten
Città
Hamarøy
Indirizzo
Hamsunsenteret, 8294 Hamarøy
 
 
Telefono
+47.75.50.35.00
Sito web
E-mail
post@saltenmuseum.no
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MAPPA
 
 

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TIPOLOGIA
 
Principale
ARCHITETTURA
Edifici per attivita' culturali
Biblioteche e mediateche
Musei ed edifici per esposizioni
Musei etnografici
Edifici per attività ricreative
Auditorium e centri per la musica
Accessoria
ARCHITETTURA
Edifici commerciali
Bar, caffetterie
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CRONOLOGIA
 
Progetto
1994    
Realizzazione
2009
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PREMI
 
2012
Houens Fonds Diplom
2010
AIA New York Chapter Design Awards
Architecture Honor Award
2010
North Norwegian Architecture Prize
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RIFERIMENTI BIBLIOGRAFICI
 
 
Ingerid Helsing Almaas, "Hamarøy i virkeligheten", Arkitektur N 02/10, mars/march 2010, p. 11
"Hamsunsenteret, Hamarøy. Steven Holl Architects og Ly Arkitekter AS", Arkitektur N 02/10, mars/march 2010, pp. 12-25
"Steven Holl. Knut Hamsun Center, Hamarøy", Casabella 785, gennaio/january 2010, "Musei/Museums" pp. 38-45, 106-107
Nicola Braghieri, "Per i sentieri dove cresce l'erba/On overgrown paths", Casabella 785, gennaio/january 2010, "Musei/Museums" pp. 38-39, 106-107 (38-45, 106-107)
"Knut Hamsun Center, Hamaroy, Norway, 1994-2009", GA Document 110, december 2009, pp. 6-19
Yehuda Emmanuel Safran, "Knut Hamsun Center, Hamaroy, Norway", The Plan 37, ottobre/october 2009, pp. 100-112
"Centro Knut Hamsun, Hamarøy (Noruega) /Knut Hamsun Center, Hamarøy (Norway). Steven Holl", AV Monografías/Monographs 139 [Museos del mundo/Museums of the World], IX-X 2009, "Un viaje en doce etapas/A Journey in Twelve Stages" pp. 94-101
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COMMITTENTE
 
 
Nordland Fylkeskommune
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DATI
DIMENSIONALI
 
Superficie
mq. 27.000
Capienza
Auditorium 230 posti
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STRUTTURISTA
 
 
Guy Nordenson and Associates
Rambøll Norge
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ARCHITETTURA DEL PAESAGGIO
 
 
Landskapsfabikken
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STAFF
 
Progetto
Steven Holl Architects
Progettisti
Steven Holl
Responsabili del progetto
Noah Yaffe
Erik Fenstad Langdalen
Architetto associato
LY Arkitekter AS
Consulente strutturale
Guy Nordenson and Associates (progetto)
Rambøll Norge (costruzione)
Gruppo di progettazione
Francesco Bartolozzi, Ebbie Wisecarver, Gabriela Barman-Kraemer, Yoh Hanaoka, Justin Korhammer, Anna Müller, Audra Tuskes
Impianti meccanici
Ove Arup (progetto)
Rambøll Norge (realizzazione)
Consulente per l'illuminotecnica
L'Observatoire International (progetto)
Vesa Honkonen Architects (realizzazione)
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Iwan Baan
Watercolors © Steven Holl
Drawings © Steven Holl Architects
Text edit by Steven Holl Architects
Courtesy by Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Knut Hamsun Center



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