HJEMKOMST INTERPRETIVE CENTER
Location: Moorhead, MN
Project Size: 50,000 SF
Project Cost: N/A
Completion Date: 1986
The Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, owned and operated by the City of Moorhead Parks and Recreation Department, is a multi-use facility. This structure is home to the Hjemkomst ship, The Hopperstad Stave Church, and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.
The center is a hub for a variety of special exhibits and events.
Hjemkomst, in Norwegian means “Homecoming”, is a full-scale replica of the Gokstad Viking ship that was discovered in Norway in 1880 and is permanently housed in the center of the Hjemkomst Interpretive Center. Thus, the unique design that is a signature of the structure.
Precast frame with hollowcore floor and double tee roof on a spread footing foundation.
Our team designed the structural support system for the unique roof over the ship mast, which is a show piece for the entire facility.