Norwegian Mountaineering Center / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

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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East-West Facade
South Facade
North Facade

All illustrations and photos courtesy of the architects. Be sure to check out previously featured projects by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.

Project Information

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

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Norwegian Mountaineering Center / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter" 14 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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