Sverre Fehn 1924-2009

Two days ago, norwegian architect Sverre Fehn died at 84 years old.

Fehn became world famous after the Norwegian Pavilion at the Brussels World Exhibition (1958), and for the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (1962). He then designed the Hedmark Museum in Hamar, , perhaps, his greatest achievement.  In the last 20 years, he designed several museums: The Norwegian Glacier Museum (1991), the Aukrust Centre (1996), the Ivar Aasen Centre (2000), and the Norwegian Museum for Photography (2001). Fehn was recognized with the Pritzker Prize in 1997.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Sverre Fehn 1924-2009" 25 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
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  • Thomas

    Sad to hear about this, he was one of the great ones, practicing architecture with the love of nature and the modest role we play in it… Hopefully he can remain an inspiration to many and show an alternative to the usual fashion architecture.

  • Axel

    His subtle and poetic approach to architecture was truly admirable.

  • low

    I thought like Thomas…. I was a great architects and his architecture still lives with us!

  • daidalos

    One of the last masters. RIP. Does anyone have any good photographs to share from his works? Can also do exchanges with some from my collection :)… perhaps with some D.Pikionis work from Greece that i just visited recently and that in a (vague) way are along the same lines with Sverre`s (all that place and site rhetoric…blabla)!


  • Doug Q

    Sverre was a humble architect, with a gentle approach and lyrical style that respected context, location, and time. A true inspiration. He will be sorely missed.

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