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1990 – 1991

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Museum

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Norsk Bremuseum
6848 Fjærland
Norway
www.bre.museum.no

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Norsk Bremuseum

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Norwegian Glacier Museum Change this

Fjærland, Norway
by Sverre Fehn Change this
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Norwegian Glacier Museum (Norwegian: Norsk Bremuseum) is a museum in Fjærland, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Its purpose is to "collect, create and disseminate knowledge about glaciers and climate". The Museum has been compared to a flying saucer nestled between the mountains of Fjaerland, Norway and was constructed in 1991 on land that was carved out by the Jostedal Glacier. The Museum's Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn gave it sharp, angular shapes to suggest the jagged forms of the surrounding mountains and glaciers in Fjaerland. He selected the rugged gray concrete to harmonize with the Fjaerland mountains and glaciers. Along each side of the Norwegian Glacier Museum, two massive stairways rise to a roof-top overlook. A sloping roof over the entryway creates the illusion of enormous distance. Climbing the steep stone stairs of the Norwegian Glacier Museum, visitors may have the sense that they are ascending into the mountains of Fjaerland. The windows of the Norwegian Glacier Museum have mitered glass that creates the crystaline effect of fractured sunlight.

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