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Peab to build a transparent home for a ship in northern Norway

Norway Architecture News - Dec 27, 2018 - 03:44   6500 views

Peab to build a transparent home for a ship in northern Norway

Peab, a leading Nordic construction and civil engineering company, will build a transparent house for a ship in Stokmarknes in Northern Norway, which is claimed to be the world's biggest museum artifact.

The new home will be constructed by the client Vernebygg who has been awarded the NOK127m contract, which will become the foundation for the new Hurtigruten Museum in Stokmarknes in northern Norway. The building, which will house a 450ft-long Norwegian ship, will be developed with Oslo-based LINK Arkitektur

On June 16, 1999 the old ship MS Finnmark landed at the Hurtigruten Museum in Stokmarknes. Peab has been commissioned to house the ship and this building will become the foundation for the new Hurtigruten Museum. 

"This is a wonderful project for us! We spent a lot of time on our proposal and we’re really pleased that the developer chose us to do the job. We look forward to getting started," said Gro Skaar Knutsen, Region Manager Peab. 

The protective structure around the MS Finnmark will be 3,600-square-metre space and the building will mostly consist of glass and steel. 

"We will restore and build on the existing buildings when we house the ship so that the entire Hurtigruten Museum will be new and modern," said Gro Skaar Knutsen. 

The project is a turnkey contract and construction will begin in April 2019. Occupation is planned for April 2020. The project will be order registered in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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