Project references


  • Client: Ørland municipality and Ørland Kysthotell
  • Architects: PKA arkitekter
  • Main contractor: Stjern Entreprenør AS
  • Stone supplier: Minera Skifer

Ørland cultural house

The Ørland cultural centre houses within its walls a main hall, a cinema, a library, a school of music and performing arts and apartments, as well as an extension to the existing Ørland Kysthotell.

The walls of the cultural centre’s main hall are clad in Otta phyllite, which gives the space a distinctive character. In addition to making the building stand out from the surrounding flat landscape, it also gives substance to the “glass street” that runs through the interior of the building.

Three standard widths in varying lengths and with broken edges have resulted in a wall that is at the same time rigid and playful, while also prompting associations with the waves on the sea outside. At the same time the natural stone exploits the distinctive, constantly shifting light in Ørlandet by changing colour and character in response to the changing light and weather conditions.