На конкурс принимаются идеи по созданию в норвежском городе Тромсё гибридного музея / культурно-исторического центра, который был бы интересен посетителям со всего света и давал возможность получить «арктический опыт», не посещая Северного полюса.
Tromsø, a city in northern Norway, is a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle. It’s famed as a viewing point for colourful Northern Lights that sometime light up the nighttime sky. The city’s historic centre, on the island of Tromsø, is distinguished by its centuries-old wooden houses. The 1965 Arctic Cathedral, with its distinctive peaked roof and soaring stained-glass windows, dominates the skyline.
The compact city centre has the biggest concentration of historic wooden houses north of Trondheim, and they co-exist with modern architecture. The houses date from 1789 to 1904, when building wooden houses were banned in the city centre, as in several other Norwegian cities. The oldest house in Tromsø is Skansen, built-in 1789 on the remains of a 13th-century turf rampart.
The Polar Museum, Polarmuseet, situated in a wharf house from 1837, presents Tromsø’s past as a centre for Arctic hunting and starting point for Arctic expeditions.
Being a major cultural and historical hub for Norway, Tromso has a dire requirement for a global-level cultural centre that brings tourists to Tromso or Norway at large – and provides them with the original ‘Arctic Experience’ (without having to visit the North Pole).
The challenge is to design a hybrid museum / cultural and historical centre within Tromso – which attracts enthusiasts of the Arctic experience from around the world.
Note: The heritage and attraction of the Polar Museum must not be hampered by the development/design of the museum of Arctic Confluence.