NRJA: jøssingfjord center
NRJA: jøssingfjord center NRJA: jøssingfjord center
sep 08, 2011

NRJA: jøssingfjord center

‘jøssingfjord center’ by NRJA, jøssingfjord, norway images courtesy of NRJA

latvian practice NRJA (no rules just architecture) has proposed ‘jøssingfjord center’ for the national association of norwegian architects international competition to create a cultural center in jøssingfjord, norway. designed to incorporate the site’s original powerhouse, this museum addition offers a hybrid extension to the historical structure. the contemporary plan arrangement is composed of forms faced with a wood cladding corresponding with the adjacent construction to evoke a preserved and uniform exterior appearance.

approach to main entrance

the galleries are rotated and revolve around a central open air courtyard creating a looped footprint extending from the existing building. exhibition spaces are housed under a gable roof and visitors are provided with unobstructed sight lines to the surrounding ravine’s steep cliff through a floor to ceiling glass facade. an upper level mezzanine wraps the interior for additional perspectives of displayed artifacts used within the region’s previous mining activities.


lower level gallery

mezzanine gallery

aerial view

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1




exploded functional diagram

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions’ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication.

  • Intellectually and aesthetically superb—–
    this is a beautiful design which compliments the dramatic setting

    wwwillem says:
  • among many confusing architectures now, this is a simple smart and beautiful work. complimenti!

    ThuyDuong says:
  • Beautiful…..!

    Arti says:

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