The initiative called National Tourist Routes has set out to combine Norwegian nature, architecture and design into something greater than the sum of its parts. During the past decade a lot of money has been spent on building resting places, parking lots, viewpoints and clearing vegetation.
One of the upcoming attractions that we can’t wait to visit is the Viewpoint Gaularfjell, connected to the National tourist route Gaularfjellet in Western Norway.
The project will be finished sometimes this spring, and is already attracting international headlines, with the British newspaper Daily Mail writing about it this weekend.
Viewpoint Gaularfjell, located 700 metres above sea level, is designed by the Norwegian architects Code, and according to their website the goal was to «make an functional object that exploits the qualities of the site to a maximum.»
It will appear as a clear shape in the landscape, and provides a spectacular view experience, according to Code.
The structure is a triangular concrete surface, with corners pointing towards north, south and west. Each corner is shaped specificly in relation to the landscape and to different use.
The plan is also to use Viewpoint Gaularfjell as an arena for cultural events. All necessary energy is provided by solar panels, placed on the west point.
Here you can see a timelapse of the unusual construction being built.
All photos: Eivind Nygaard/Code