Project Description

Aremark Youth Activity House.

Aremark, Norway

Reinterpreting the Norwegian barn using simple and familiar structural principles for the youth community of Aremark in south east Norway.

Aremark Youth Activity Barn is a project for the youth of a small municipality in the South-Eastern part of Norway. It constitutes the reinterpretation of the Norwegian barn; a farm building which in many ways represent the core of the agricultural production, to an activity building for the local youth. In this project, the traditional farming tools, machinery and instruments are replaced with workshops and facilities for creative production.

Farms have traditionally been organised around a farmyard, or a “gårdstun”, a sort of public space which functions both as a gathering place and as a point of access to the various buildings. Similarly, the new building addresses the “tun” and displays its internal activities as an inviting gesture.

Placed on the foundation of its predecessor, the new building mimics its proportions. The rectangular volume with its pitched roof has become the Norwegian archetypal building; one which holds associations to all Norwegians and which is easily spotted throughout the countryside.

Planned as a low budget building to be erected largely through volunteer work, we placed particular emphasis on applying simple and familiar structural principles. The chosen materials are unpretentious and robust, and encourage use rather than careful treatment.

The formalistic simplifications and the reduction of wooden ornamentation is a contemporary take on the traditional farm building. It is also a gesture to the younger generations that will inhabit the building and be responsible for its future production; one which differs from, but simultaneously is a continuation of, a strong cultural heritage.

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Commission

2016

Completed

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Arkama as

Aremark Youth Activity House.

Aremark, Norway

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Type

Commission

Year

2016

Status

Completed

Visuals

AS

Team

Arkama as

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