‘malm’ by albert france-lanord (a)rchitects, jøssingfjord, norway images © albert france-lanord (a)rchitects

stockholm based practice albert france-lanord (a)rchitects has submitted the proposal ‘malm’ for the national association of norwegian architects competition to create a new cultural facility for jøssingfjord, norway. previously the site for the town’s mining operations, a remaining crevice within the craggy and cavernous landscape will become a visitor center and gallery space displaying authentic machines used for the associated geologic and industrial processes.

albert france lanord (a)rchitects: malm pathways allow visitor to meander through displays embedded in the rock

a crystalline metal framework enclosed with transparent glass extends from the linear central gallery exposing panoramic views of the adjacent cliffs. blurring the boundary between interior and exterior, artifacts are then displayed on crisp white boxes embedded within the natural rock formation. visitors may view the exhibit at varied elevations from glass pathways which cantilever into the space.

albert france lanord (a)rchitects: malm center positioned at the base of towering cliffs

albert france lanord (a)rchitects: malm site plan

albert france lanord (a)rchitects: malm site model

albert france lanord (a)rchitects: malm conceptual section

project info:

name: malm, jøssingfjordsenteret location: jøssingfjord, norway area: 2160 sqm completion year: 2011 client: sokndal municipality