Moonwalking in Norway – A curvy, concrete roadside ramp by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

A national Tourist route near Havøysund, Norway by Reiulf Ramstad

A national Tourist route near Havøysund, Norway by Reiulf Ramstad

A national Tourist route near Havøysund, Norway by Reiulf Ramstad

This curvaceous, concrete construction is part of the national tourist routes in Norway. (We’ve featured a few structures in the past that are a part of the same building program; see hereherehere, or here.) This addition is near Havøysund, a place that the architects, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, describe as “almost lunar in its barren and inhospitable beauty.” The overly curvilinear plan is a strategy to accomodate a longer ramp between the roadway and the shoreline. This means that all visitors, even those confined to wheelchairs, will have the same experience moving down toward the shore. And that experience is intentionally slowed down by all the twists and turns: “a measured, restrained approach that creates awareness.”

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Alex Dent

July 2, 2012 / By

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