The Nordic House: It is the most important cultural institution in the Faroes that host exhibitions. The Nordic House is a centre of great significance that sets various cultural events about the ethnicity of the Faroese and the Nordic Countries.
Opened in 1983, the Nordic House is designed by architects Ola Steen of Norway and Kolbrún Ragnarsdóttir of Iceland. Widely regarded as one of the finest examples of modern Nordic architecture, the Nordic House regularly hosts art festivals and serves as a forum for Faroese and inter-Nordic cultural activities.
Run by a committee of 8, of which 3 are Faroese and 5 from the outside Nordic countries, the Nordic House is a brilliant example of architecture for which material used has been brought from Scandinavia. Especially its dragon like steel struts that provide stability against the strain and hurricane winds, turf covered roof, interior with a large lobby, a café and a amphitheater are some of the highlights that grab the attention of large number of visitors.
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