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The Norwegian Glacier Museum offers entertainment and education for the whole family. The Norwegian Glacier Museum is a official visitor centre of the Jostedalsbreen National Park.

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The architect - Sverre Fehn

The museum is designed by the architect Sverre Fehn, who has won international awards for his works.

The architect - Sverre Fehn

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The museum is designed by the architect Sverre Fehn, who has won international awards for his works.

Sverre Fehn was born in Kongsberg in 1924. He studied architecture at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, from where he graduated in 1948. From 1971 to 1993 he was professor at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

Sverre Fehn has had exhibitions in many countries, e.g. France, Brazil, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Spain, Italy and of course in Norway. He has given lectures at different universities, e.g. in the UK and the USA. In 1997 he received The Pritzker Architecture Prize, one of the most well-known awards within the field of architecture. Many of the buildings Sverre Fehn designed are museums or galleries, but there are also private houses.

A few examples:

  • The Norwegian Glacier Museum, Fjærland
  • Ivar Aasen-tunet, Ørsta/Volda
  • Aukrustsenteret, Alvdal
  • Preus Museum (Norwegian Museum for photography), Horten
  • Hedmarksmuseet og Domkirkeodden, Hamar
  • Norsk Arkitekturmuseum, Oslo
  • The Norwegian pavilion at the World Exhibition in Brussels in 1958
  • The Norwegian pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1962
  • Villa Schreiner
  • Villa Busk
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In 1989, Sverre Fehn started the work on the design of the Norwegian Glacier Museum, which opened in 1991. In 2002, the museum decided to expand. The extension should house a new exhibition about climate change. For Sverre Fehn this was a great challenge. He had to alter the design of a building that he had thought to be complete already. In the end, the extension was built around the existing cinema. The construction work started in autumn 2006. In July 2007, the Ulltveit-Moe Climate Centre opened. Sverre Fehn died 23rd of February 2009.

Sketch of the north facing side of the Norwegian Glacier Museum with the spectacular Climate Centre with its' sloping walls.