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Haugesund Folkebibliotek

Designed by David Sandved and constructed in 1965–1967.

“We shape our ­buildings, and afterwards, our ­buildings shape us.”

Planned as a complete work of art, where the architect was

responsible for both the interior and the inventory. In 2012,

the library was temporarily protected as a cultural memorial of ­National value. III/D2

(Winston Churchill)

Norwegian Petroleum museum

opened in 1999. Designed by architects Lunde & Løvseth. The building is a symbolic inter­

pretation of the Norwegian bedrock, the open coastal landscape towards the ocean and offshore installations at sea. II/B2

Stavanger concert hall is designed by

RATIO Arkitekter. Consist of two wide-stretched building bodies; where one is light and open

made of glass and steel, and the other is heavy and closed off made of red/brown bricks. The Breidablikk © Tove K. Galta

foyer splits into several stories, with an airy feel to it. The mezzanine appears to be floating,

­providing a panoramic view of the city, islands and mountains. II/A1

Breidablikk was built in 1881 by the shipowner family

­Berentsen. The exterior is built in Swiss style with neo-Roman and Gothic style features. The interior is one of the richest and best kept examples of the historicism style. Comedian and antique’s expert, Stig Roar Olsen, currently lives at Breidablikk with the

title “housewife”. He greats the visitors with stories of life from

the 1800s. Ticket is also valid for the property next door, Ledaal. Eiganesveien 40a, Stavanger. breidablikkmuseum.no II/A4

The new city hall of Sandnes is one

of the first buildings in the transformation area of Havneparken, a project within Fremtidens

byer (Cities of the future). Designed by Code of P ­ ractice Architects GmbH and opened in January 2019.

Vitenfabrikken (the Science factory) in

Ledaal was built as a summer estate for the Kielland ­family

Sandnes opened in 2008. Built/designed by

in 1803 and is today Stavanger’s royal residence as well as

architects Askim Lanto Arkitekter MNAL. VI/C5

a ­representation house. The interior is richly equipped with

­furnishings and other fixtures in Rococo, Lous Seize, Empire and Biedermeier. Guided tours every day. The facility with buildings

and park is listed. Ticket is also valid for the property next door,

Breidablikk. Eiganesveien 45, Stavanger, ledaalmuseum.no II/A3-4

Midgardsormen is a 230-metre-long foot-

bridge bending its way over lake Frøylandsvat-

net, connecting Sandtangen and hiking areas on the west side with the forest Njåskogen on the east side. Midgardsormen refers to a mythi-

cal sea snake from Nordic mythology, and the bridge resembles the shape of a snake. VII/B6

Norwegian Wood, one of the main projects of Stavanger2008, European capital of culture, where the ambition was to develop wooden architecture in a new and environmentally friendly way through various wooden building projects. Some of these are: The Lantern (Lanternen) in Sandnes, The Preikestolen mountain lodge and the waterfront at Siriskjær. Lanternen © Atelier Oslo/AWP Arkitekter Paris

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Explore the south of Fjord Norway - It's waterful - english  

The official travel guide for Destination Haugesund, Destination Ryfylke og Region Stavanger. English version.

Explore the south of Fjord Norway - It's waterful - english  

The official travel guide for Destination Haugesund, Destination Ryfylke og Region Stavanger. English version.

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