Svalbard Science Center in Longyearbyen, Spitzbergen, Svalbard designed by Oslo based Jarmund/Vigsnaes AS Architects for Norwegian Directorate of Public Works. Primary architects of this project from Jarmund/Vigsnaes AS Architects are Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Anders Granli, Sissil Gromholt, Stian Schieldrup, Nevzat Vize. Consultants of this project are AS Frederiksen, Erichsen og Horgen as, Grindaker as, Monstad as.
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. Size of this science center project is 9.000 m2. Architecture of Svalbard Science Center by Jarmund/Vigsnaes AS Architects for Norwegian Directorate of Public Works completed in 2005.
Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL was established in 1996 by Einar Jarmund and Håkon Vigsnæs. The firm is located in Oslo, Norway, and recent number of employees is 19. They are working in a wide architectural range with commissions mainly in Norway but also in other European countries. The majority of their finished works are public buildings and housing projects. Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects are also involved in urban planning and building interiors; aiming to cover all corners of the architectural field. They are focusing on the independent concept for every single project, avoiding general stylistic approaches. They give priority to early participation in creative programming and an attentive relation towards the surroundings.