Petter Dass Museum Building, Norway, Photos, Nordland Architecture Design

Petter Dass Museum, Norway : Alstahaug Building

Contemporary Norwegian Development – design by Snøhetta Architects

8 Aug 2008

Petter Dass Museum Norway

Location: Alstahaug, Nordland county, northern Norway

Design: Snøhetta

Petter Dass Museum: Alstahaug Building, Nordland county

The projects involved designing a new 1350 sqm museum building, a landscape plan for the surrounding site, parking facilities and a service building.

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The project was financed by Alstahaug kommune, Nordland fylkeskommune, Kultur- og kikedepartementet and commercial contributions. The architects, Snøhetta, have continuously been involved in the process since 2001 and until the opening of the museum.

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Building in a mountain

Petter Dass is one of Norway’s most important and beloved National poets. He was the Vicar at Alstahaug church from 1689 until his death in 1707. He was born at Northern Herøy (Dønna), Nordland, Norway. His father was a merchant originally from Dundee, Scotland, Peter Dundas who was a trader along the northern Norwegian coast. His mother was Maren Falch (1619–40). At 13, Petter began attending school in Bergen. He later studied theology at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

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Petter Dass Museum images / information from Snøhetta Architects

Snøhetta architects, Oslo, Norway

Contact Information:

Address: Alstahaug, 8800 Sandnessjøen, Norway
Phone: +47 75 11 01 00

Location: Alstahaug, Norway

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