Gurisentret Outdoor Stage and Visitor Centre / Askim/Lantto Architects

  • 24 Aug 2012
  • Public Facilities Selected Works
© Bjarne Ytrøy

Architects: Askim/Lantto Architects
Location: The Edøy Island, Smøla,
Project Leader: Niels Marius Askim
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Kvernberget Print og Reklame AS, Niels Marius Askim, Bjarne Ytrøy

Project Area: 620.0 sqm
Collaborators: Hans Guttormsgaard/Anne – Ki Thoresen

This centre was developed for the historical play ”Gurispelet”, situated on medival Edøy. It also gives room for different cultural events such as concerts, plays and movieshows.

© Bjarne Ytrøy

The centre is cut into a sandy hill, on the edge of an agricultural landscape which includes an eighthundred year old church. The new amphitheatre shields the stage from the quayside.

Courtesy of Kvernberget Print og Reklame AS

To maintain possible movement in the landskape adjasent to centre, a roof terrace has been formed over the visitorcentre as an extention to the surronding farmlandscape.

© Niels Marius Askim

The roofterrace creates a good viewingplatform for surrounding landscape.

The entire structure is done in timber, partly as solid wood construction.


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