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Snøhetta, Econor, 70°N arkitektur and artist Joar Nango win competition for the new Sámi National Theater and Sámi High School and Reindeer Husbandry School 

Jul 01, 2021

The Norwegian Governmental Building Agency (Statsbygg) has selected a team consisting of Snøhetta, Econor, 70°N arkitektur and artist Joar Nango to build the new Sámi National Theater and Sámi High School and Reindeer Husbandry School. 

To be located in the outskirts of central Kautokeino, Norway, the new facility will be dedicated to reindeer husbandry, duodji, culture, art and storytelling. Gathering all functions under a generous roof, creating robust and specious rooms, we aim to facilitate synergies between building and users, theater and school, and architecture and landscape. The vision of the project is to interpret Sámi architecture with references from crafts, materials and nature. The building’s curved lines and materiality will make it a natural part of the surrounding landscape, avoiding sharp angles breaking with the landscape’s natural shapes. 

Snøhetta, Econor, 70°N arkitektur and artist Joar Nango win competition for the new Sámi National Theater and Sámi High School and Reindeer Husbandry School