Norwegian museum to be built around 139m-long ferry

Norwegian civil engineer Peab is to build a museum around the MS Finnmark, a 139m-long ferry operated by the Hurtigruten line.

The ferry will be moored in the northern Norwegian town of Stokmarknes and surrounded by a 3,600 sq m glass and steel museum designed by the engineer and Link Arkitektur. This will replace the present Norwegian Coastal Express Museum in Stokmarknes.

Gro Skaar Knutsen, Peab’s region manager said: "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.

"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."

Work on $15m turnkey scheme is due to start in April 2019 and be completed by April 2020.

Image courtesy of Peab

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  1. The building should be shaped like a bottle!

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