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|May 13th, 2009, 08:27 PM||#1|
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Sametinget | Karasjok - Norway
Sametinget (Sami Parliament of Norway)
Karasjok - Norway
Sametinget (Sami Parliament of Norway) is situated in the northermost county of Norway and was completed and opened by
Norwegian King Harald V. in November 2000.
The Sámi Parliament building is situated on a ridge above the Karasjok town centre, on a noticeable terrace on the hillside, 35
metres above today’s alluvial plain. Surrounding the building is a landscape comprised of pinetrees and natural vegetation.
Elements such as the concrete and grey colour of the larch wood panelling allow the building to blend in with the surrounding
nature. The plenary meeting hall’s oblique conical form, on the edge of a steep incline, is however easily visible - even from
the town centre of Karasjok.
The architects Stein Halvorsen and Christian Sundby won the architecture contest that was sponsored by the Norwegian
government (Statsbygg) in 1995. A parliament in general has political importance, but also has nation building and identity
significance. These were some of the intentions of the contest, where the programme stated that the architect should
contribute so that “The Sámi Parliament appears in a dignified way” and “reflects Sámi architecture.” It was requested that
architectural tradition should be the basis for this monumental building.
The Sámi Parliament building houses more functions than merely political and administrative - for instance premises for the
Sámi Trade and Industry and a specific Sámi library.
|October 21st, 2009, 11:11 AM||#8|
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Location: Santa Marta, D.T.C.H. - Bogotá, D.C. - Cali - Sao Paulo - Rio de Janeiro
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9. Very good. Regards.
|June 28th, 2011, 03:47 PM||#12|
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10/10 I believe it's going to stay very modern for sometime. Built 11 years ago yet looks very current to me!
|January 31st, 2013, 05:21 PM||#15|
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Location: Mexico - Tenochtitlan
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...estos hombres de México-Tenochtitlan eran más que civilizados, su cultura tan súbitamente aniquilada forma parte de aquellas de las cuales puede la humanidad enorgullecerse de haber creado. Debe ocupar un lugar en el corazón y el espíritu de aquellos que, como nosotros, hacemos patrimonio común de todos los valores concebidos por nuestra especie... Jacques Soustelle