Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum , Førde (NO)


Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum




C.F. Møller Architects, Anne Mari Michelsen Oslo, Norway


Åsen og Øvrelid AS, Førde, Norway


Sogn og Fjordane Fylkeskommune, Førde kommune


Insulated and ventilated glass- and plaster facade: StoVentec Glass StoTherm Mineral Stolit K 1,0 - StoColor System 35400. Interior plaster and acoustics: StoDecolit K 1,0 - StoColor System 35400 StoSilent Top panel A-tec with StoTop Bacic Extra white

New building of Norwegian art gallery in the city Førde in Norway. Facade and interior products by Sto. 3000 m2

An art museum with a crystalline form inspired by ice blocks in the surrounding mountains.

The crystalline form provides an asymmetrical plan solution, with varying displacements in the facade.

The facade is clad in white glass with a network of angled lines, reminiscent of the fracture lines in ice. This network also defines the irregular window apertures.

In the evening these lines are illuminated, so that the museum lies like a sparkling block in the middle of the town’s darkness.

Inside, visitors move upwards through the museum's four floors of exhibition space, and at the top a panoramic view of the mountains can be enjoyed from a roof terrace that can also function as an exhibition space or stage.

Competition: 1st prize in architectural competition. 2006.