Trollstigen National Tourist Route

Trollstigen, Norway
Photo © Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Photo © Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Photo © Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
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Photo © Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Photo © diephotodesigner
Photo © diephotodesigner
Photo © Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Drawing © Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Drawing © Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Architects
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Location
Trollstigen, Norway
Year
2012
Cost
1M - 100M
Stories
1-5 Stories

Located on Norway’s west coast, Trollstigen is perched within a dramatic pass between the deep fjords that characterize the region. This panoramic site can only be visited and constructed in summer, due to severe winter weather. Despite—or perhaps because of—the inaccessible nature of the site, the project entails designing an entire visitor environment ranging from a mountain lodge with restaurant and gallery to flood barriers, water cascades, bridges, and paths to outdoor furniture and pavilions and platforms meant for viewing the scenery. All of these elements are molded into the landscape so that the visitor’s experience of place seems even more intimate. The architectural intervention is respectfully delicate, and was conceived as a thin thread that guides visitors from one stunning overlook to another.

The RRA project will enhance the experience of the Trollstigen plateau’s location and nature. Thoughtfulness regarding features and materials will underscore the site’s temper and character, and well-adapted, functional facilities will augment the visitor’s experience. The architecture is to be characterised by clear and precise transitions between planned zones and the natural landscape. Through the notion of water as a dynamic element –from snow, to running and then falling water- and rock as a static element, the project creates a series of prepositional relations that describe and magnify the unique spatiality of the site.

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