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Henning Larsen has designed a new Arctic Museum of Norway in Tromsø. Working in collaboration with COWI, Borealis and SLA, the team’s proposal was made for one of the northernmost cultural institutions in the world. Formed as a “cluster of glowing beacons”, the coastal project aims to draw visitors to the sea that surrounds the island city. As a new cultural path in Tromsø, the 19,700 m2 museum project will house Tromsø University’s cultural artifacts and natural history archives, joining two existing collections that have together outgrown their former homes. The design references the indigenous Saami’s lávvu homes. “Our design takes strong reference from the natural setting and cultural history of northern Norway,” says Henning Larsen Partner Peer Teglgaard Jeppesen. “While modern, the design builds on the language of local heritage to create a glowing landmark that will be a beacon for the island city.” View more View full description
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