Experience the stunning Viewpoint Snøhetta in high definition
This video from Dovrefjell captures the dramatic nature surrounding Viewpoint Snøhetta and the building's unique design.
Being out in Norwegian nature is an amazing experience. Still, watching it unfold on the screen may be the next best thing. And it is even more beautiful in high definition. The viewing pavilion called Viewpoint Snøhetta is located at Tverrfjellet and overlooks a big chunk of the Dovrefjell mountains.
It was designed by the architecture firm Snøhetta, who took their name from Dovrefjell’s highest peak, and was built five years ago on commission by the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre North.
The cinematographer and photographer Alejandro Villanueva says he spent five days in May at Dovrefjell to get the footage for the video.
"I chose this building because I know how strong the symbolism of Dovrefjell is for Norway. There is nothing more", he says to Visit Norway.
"The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre North and the Norwegian Environment Agency made this video project possible, and I was at Viewpoint Snøhetta only days before it opened for the public."
It's a 20 minute walk from the parking lot at Tverrfjellet to the pavilion, which is open from June to October.
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Villanueva, who is Dominican, has lived in Oslo for the past six years. He says that the video is the first in a larger project, where he will showcase modern architecture around the country he lives in.
"I want to showcase architecture that I love. That means the buildings I pick may be ‘off the beaten track’. The Akerselva Atrium in Oslo is my next project, and that video will appear next month," he says.