Svalbard Science Center

Location : Longyearbyen, Spitzbergen, Svalbard
Building type : University / Museum
Client : Norwegian Directorate of Public Works
Size : 9.000 m2
Schedule : Finished 2005
Consultants : AS Frederiksen, Erichsen og Horgen as, Grindaker as, Monstad as
Primary architects : Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Anders Granli,  Sissil Gromholt, Stian Schieldrup, Nevzat Vize


The new building is connected to a small existing university.
Lifted off the ground and streamlined according to snow piling and wind efficiency, the architecture responds to the physical challenges of the arctic. The program assembles different programmatic functions under one roof in an introverted campus organization.