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  7. Gullesfjord Weight Control Station / JVA

Gullesfjord Weight Control Station / JVA

  • 01:00 - 11 June, 2012
Gullesfjord Weight Control Station / JVA
Gullesfjord Weight Control Station / JVA, © Håkon Aurlien
© Håkon Aurlien

© Håkon Aurlien © Håkon Aurlien © Håkon Aurlien © Håkon Aurlien +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gullesfjord, Troms, Norway
  • Architects

    JVA - Vigsnaes AS Architects MNAL
  • Design Team

    Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Stian Schjelderup, Kazuhiko Yamada
  • Consultants

    AS Frederiksen, Union Consult BORO VVS og Miljø AS, Malnes og Endresen AS.
  • Client

    Statens Vegvesen, region Nord v/Frits Karlsen
  • Size

    308 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

  

© Håkon Aurlien
© Håkon Aurlien

The building is situated at the key point junction between the new mainland to Lofoten connection and Vesterålen Island. There will be a significant increase in heavy load transportation to this region and the need for a truck weight- and control station was present. The project is the first realized step from a feasibility study from 2007 including a gas station, cafe/shop, bus traffic junction and tourist facilities.

© Håkon Aurlien
© Håkon Aurlien

The site is situated at the very edge of one of Norway’s untouched National parks and the main task of the study was to show how to integrate building mass into this fragile landscape. The finished project is partly integrated into the terrain, concealing potential visibility because of necessary gate- and technical height. The station will be sporadically used and dimensioned for 3-4 workers at the time.

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elevation

The building is outfitted to measure truck weight, accommodating the projected increase in heavy load transportation to the region. Bordered by the untouched landscape of a national park, the structure is defined by a concrete roof surfaced with vegetation to minimize its visual impact and blend into the fragile surroundings.

© Håkon Aurlien
© Håkon Aurlien

Supported with inclined columns, the canopy angled and dips downward to conceal the east-facing glass façade. Minimum clearance for the vehicle heights are maintained at the north and south elevations. The technical spaces and offices will support 3-4 employees.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Gullesfjord Weight Control Station / JVA" 11 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/242355/gullesfjord-weight-control-station-jva/>
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22 Comments

nooshin · March 11, 2013

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Alya Alghazal · October 13, 2012

With a landscape as spectacular as this, I wish there was no building disturbing it. Anyways, I like how the designers tried to integrate the building with surrounding, I think the green roof looks beautiful in Summer, but it's not very pleasant in the winter.

Oscar Morales B · July 02, 2012

Gullesfjord Weight Control Station http://t.co/IJ5Ba7DC #Arch el color en la nieve

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Nicholas Patten · June 12, 2012

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RYAN LANGE · June 12, 2012

This is very well designed for a truck stop! http://t.co/yYlWUtoH via @Gizmodo

RYAN LANGE · June 12, 2012

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Josh Mings · June 11, 2012

Very nice integration into the landscape. Gullesfjord Weight Control Station / JVA | ArchDaily http://t.co/yDaRfMHF via @archdaily

Josh Mings · June 11, 2012

Very nice integration into the landscape. Gullesfjord Weight Control Station / JVA | ArchDaily http://t.co/yDaRfMHF via @archdaily

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