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Parliament for the Sami people / Stein Halvorsen Arkitekter

  • 01:00 - 8 February, 2009
Parliament for the Sami people / Stein Halvorsen Arkitekter
Parliament for the Sami people / Stein Halvorsen Arkitekter

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From the architect. Hector Peldoza shared with us this set of pictures of the Sametinget parliament by Stein Halvorsen AS and Christian Sundby architects MNA (1998-2000).

The Sámi Parliament building is situated on a ridge above the Karasjok town centre, on a noticeable terrace on the hillside, 35 metres above today's alluvial plain. Surrounding the building is a landscape comprised of pinetrees and natural vegetation. Elements such as the concrete and grey colour of the larch wood panelling allow the building to blend in with the surrounding nature. The plenary meeting hall's oblique conical form, on the edge of a steep incline, is however easily visible - even from the town centre of Karasjok.

The architects Stein Halvorsen and Christian Sundby won the architecture contest that was sponsored by the Norwegian government (Statsbygg) in 1995. A parliament in general has political importance, but also has nation building and identity significance. These were some of the intentions of the contest, where the programme stated that the architect should contribute so that "The Sámi Parliament appears in a dignified way" and "reflects Sámi architecture." It was requested that architectural tradition should be the basis for this monumental building.

The Sámi Parliament building houses more functions than merely political and administrative - for instance premises for the Sámi Trade and Industry and a specific Sámi library.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Parliament for the Sami people / Stein Halvorsen Arkitekter" 08 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/5489/parliament-for-the-sami-people-sh-arkitekter/>
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15 Comments

Soa Kim · February 21, 2013

Excellent without any exception.

Álvaro Bustos · November 22, 2012

GREAT!

courbusier · April 20, 2012

really really brilliant!! the designer should be psychopath!

scala at nowhere · December 07, 2011

Parliament for the Sami people / SH arkitekter | ArchDaily http://t.co/mTiMlu10 (impressive)

hector peldoza · September 23, 2011

Parliament for the Sami people www.christiansundby.com http://t.co/c6Y3kDPk

Einar Ólafsson · March 02, 2011

The Sami Peoples Parliament building is one of the most beautiful I have seen http://t.co/iYp4fAh #architecture #Norway #Sami

Jay · June 08, 2009

Inspiring, haven't seen this one in a while, loved it the moment I saw it.

Jordan S. · April 15, 2009

I dig this

Hector Peldoza · February 16, 2009

Allan,
It`s possible to see more photographies in this website

http://thomasmayerarchive.de/c...

Luck

allan · February 13, 2009

I wish the photographer showed more of what the space looks like, instead of just detail shots. the section appears as beautifully detailed as the lumber and lighting treatment. I just wish those spaces were shown!

Richie · February 10, 2009

Great timber work.

Troy Lemieur · February 09, 2009

Impressive detailing.

leo · February 09, 2009

beautiful

Ceno · February 09, 2009

Impressive

Erling · February 08, 2009

Loving every bit. Done with carefull reference to the sami people.
Great to see the use off untreated wood.

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