In a remote part of Norway, work is well underway on at the site of the Zinc Mine Museum, a cluster of buildings designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. As his second installation alnog the country's celebrated national tourist routes, the "Allmannajuvet" site will tell a story of the region's zine mines, highliting the era between 1881 and 1899. This practice employed as many as 168 workers from the nearby village.
About ten years ago, the idea for the permanent installation was conceived, before construction began in 2011. Drawing attention the the site's natural heritage, Zumthor's designs makes the area more accessible both to the visitors and looks so its external site for inspiration and context. Read More