Type: Landscape
Location: Rauma, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Program: National Tourist Routes
Architect: Reiulf Ramstad Architects
Client: Norwegian Public Roads Administration
Size / value: 1,200 m2 buildings, 150,000 m2 total planning area / 200 MNOK
Commission type: Invited competition (2004), in cooperation with
Multiconsult 13.3 landscaping, 1st prize status: Completed (2012)
Photo credits: Jiri Havrand, Jarle Wæhler, Helge Stikbakke and Per Kollstad (Statens vegvesen), Iver Otto Gjelstenli, Diephotodesigner.de, Wallpaper, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

The project enhances the experience of the Trollstigen plateau’s location and nature. Thoughtfulness regarding elements and materials underscore the site’s nature and character, and well-adapted, functional facilities augment the visitor experience. The architecture is characterized 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.