CLIENT: NORWEGIAN INDUSTRIAL WORKERS’ MUSEUM (NIA)
PROJECT: PERMANENT EXHIBITION
LOCATION: VERMORK, RJUKAN, NORWAY
Eighty years to the day after Norwegian soldiers from Linge Company sabotaged heavy water production at Vemork, Rjukan, Norway, the Norwegian Industrial Workers’ Museum (NIA) opens a new and extensive exhibition designed and realized by a creative team led by Kvorning Design on the site where the dangerous sabotage action was executed in February 1943.
The dramatic story of what happened when the heavy water cells were destroyed is told through displays that deliver a strong, being there, experience. Development of the physical concept as well as the dramaturgical narrative result from an ongoing and close co-operation between NIA, Kvorning Design and partner, Gagarin.
All combined with a fetching architectonic solution, a new building that houses remains of the cellar as well as a total solution offering the public a broad spectrum of informative possibilities. The events at the heavy water cellar at Vemork have been called one of the most successful acts of sabotage in World War II.