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nordic pavilion

Nordic pavilion in Venice during the architecture biennale 2010. The building was designed by Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn (1924-2009) and built in the Giardini Pubblici in 1962. The structure is intended to represent the light conditions of an overcast Scandinavian sky and it does so by filtering it through a simple but elegant roof, creating an austere and meditative space. During the 2010 Biennale a rather bleak presentation of Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian architecture projects took place here. In addition to this, the Nordic pavilion hosted a social lounge and workshop area, At Work With, where 12 young Nordic architect offices were present as hosts and discussion partners during the 12 weeks of the Biennale. When we were there the office of ‘Fantastic Norway’ was at work. An office with wonderful projects, however not very approachable during our visit.

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