Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, whose National Tourist Route was a finalist for the 2009 Building of the Year Awards, has recently been awarded first prize for an invited competition to design a mountaineering center. Situated in Norway, the center possesses an expressive geometry that is an artificial interpretation of the site’s mountainous backdrop. Covered in a uniform surface, the angularity of the form breaks the large mass into a more contextual and scalable entity. The design intends to give the “existing house a special character that conveys the content with a unique and existing expression” giving the center of Åndalsnes a “one of a kind building.”
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Location: Åndalsnes, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Program: Total refurbishment and extension of existing center Project team: Reiulf D. Ramstad, Christian Fuglseth, Atle Leira, Ragnhild Snustad, Christian Dahle, Torunn Steinsheim
Client: Norwegian Mountaineering Center Size: 900m2 Commission type: 1st prize, Invited competition (2009) Status: Planning phase Year: Scheduled completion 2011