Polar Heritage

Historically, the whaling industry was an important resource and a natural part of the Norwegian society. From 1904 until 1968, thousands of Norwegian men would annually sail to Antarctica to hunt the whale.

Today, the remains of the industry in South Georgia, Antarctica are slowly withering away. The design objective of this diploma project is to develop an architectural proposal that will facilitate and illuminate aspects of the history of the Norwegian whaling industry. The project addresses the use of architecture as a strategy to convey history in a situation where the historical remains of the past no longer are accessible.

Discussing the format of a museum, the proposal is placed in the peninsula of Bygdøynes, Oslo, using reflections of the present to shed light on the past.


Lars Danielsen Holen  |   lars.holen@gmail.com | +47 45 04 00 64