Architect Reiulf Ramstad completes spikey folk museum in Norway

Nine years after starting work on the Romsdal Folk Museum in the town of Molde, Norway, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (RRA) has declared the project finished.

The 3,500 square metre "architectonic attraction" will host concerts, lectures and workshops as well as displaying local exhibits.

The museum is made mostly out of pine and aims to embody "a whole region’s history and identity".

External walls are made from timber with concrete and metal kept to a minimum.

RRA said: "Our intention in this project was to let the structure signal its meaning and function through an architectural expression and the use of local materials.  

"The scale of the building refers to the urbanity and morphology of the town. The architectural form brings together the region’s folk culture and the area’s characteristic landscape qualities in a larger composition."

A cultural centre for the town was finished by Danish architects 3XN in 2012.

Images by Erik Hattrem and RRA

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