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Sites and Designers

AThe Power Station
Gudjon Sigurdsson/PLDA/IS
The hydropower plant set in the rugged rocks at the top end of town was built to serve the Tinfos company. The dramatic setting forms the backdrop for a tale woven with threads of history, industry, water and local legend.
BThe Church
Notodden church was given as a gift to the town from director Halvor B. Holta and Tinfos Papirfabrikk in 1938. The area around the church is laid out with flower beds, walkways, reliefs and statues.
CThe Villa
Peter List/D
A historical meeting between industrialist and engineer Samuel Eyde and scientist and researcher Kristian Birkeland was the start of Hydro. The white house, Norsk Hydro's management housing, was build in 1906 to impress guests and financers. The building is beautifully situated on a hill overlooking the city with views to the water and the industrial park, surrounded by a park with tall, beautiful trees and a beautiful avenue.
DThe Museum Square
Cinzia Ferrara, PLDA/I
The triangular space which encompasses the entrance to the Museum is bordered by two dramatically contrasting facades. The space itself contains a number of objects related to the museum. The site is highly visible from the road and railway line.
EThe Waterfront
Philip Rose/UK
The site is directly on the lake and comprises the quay/boathouse, an open triangular space and an industrial facade. The users of the space are people embarking and disembarking from boats, and young locals who in the daytime attend the vocational school next to the site.
FThe Bridge and Pylons
Niklas Ödmann, PLDA/S

The iron bridge was built in 1934. It crosses the flow of water from the Tinfos dam down to the lake. The disused pylons are a monumental tribute to the history of hydropower in the town. A rusty train is a further pointer to the past.