Placed on the remnants of an old titanium mine and at the mouth of the Jøssingfjord, Norway, the museum proposal plays with relationships between the vertical and horizontal landscape skyline and mining typologies as spatial design. Housing geological and mining museums, the spaces provide exhibition venues and educational facilities, inviting the outdoors landscape to be part of the interior. Given the valley’s topography and characteristic peaked skyline, many of the museum’s spaces point towards the peaks as part of the strategy to bring nature inside. Clad in titanium alloy tiles (the original metal mined in the area), it will withstand the harsh winter environment with out the need for maintenance.

The studio has received a third prize for the Jøssingfjord Museum International Competition. We are delighted to receive this prize contributing to the studio’s track record of 9 out of 10 prized competitions.