Norsk Skogfinsk Museum
The Norsk Skogfinsk Museum is a cultural place dedicated to exhibit and store the history of Norway’s Forest Finns.
Our proposal holds true to its cultural and historical attributes by embracing the pitched roof typology. In combination with the roof, an organic curvature is introduced as a way to imitate how one meanders through a forest.
The treatment of the materials reflects the strong agricultural history that links back to the Forest Finns. The exterior facade is a wood burning method called Shou Sugi Ban, as a way to preserve the wood, making it significantly more fire-resistant and prevents termites and bugs. Internal material consists of local pinewood to enhance the warm atmosphere. The main floor is made of terrazo timber to give the look of a burnt forest ground.
The architectural quality aspire to draw curiosity and encourage people to explore the history of Norway’s Forest Finns along with having a physical connection to its context such as, Finnetunet, the Rotna River and the surrounding forest.
Approx. 1700 m2