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Lost in the Landscape: Snøhetta's Wild Reindeer Center Pavilion, Filmed in 4K

Lost in the Landscape: Snøhetta's Wild Reindeer Center Pavilion, Filmed in 4K

The Dovrefjell mountain range, which divides the north and south of Norway, holds "a unique place in [the] Norwegian consciousness." A constellation of myths and legends are connected to these mountains which have, over recent years, born witness to hunting, mining and military activity. But it is also the home of a large wild reindeer population. At Hjerkinn, on the edge of the Dovrefjell National Park, Oslo-based Snøhetta have created an observation pavilion for the Wild Reindeer Foundation. In this film by Alejandro Villanueva, the building and the surrounding landscape are revealed through time-lapse and in astonishing detail.

Lost in the Landscape: Snøhetta's Wild Reindeer Center Pavilion, Filmed in 4K, The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion in Tverrfjellhytta. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta
The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion in Tverrfjellhytta. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta

According to the architects, "the building design is based on a contrast between ideas – a rigid outer shell and a soft, organic inner core. The wooden core is shaped like rock or ice that has been eroded by natural forces like wind and running water, and is placed within a rectangular frame of raw steel and glass."

The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion in Tverrfjellhytta. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta
The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion in Tverrfjellhytta. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta
The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion in Tverrfjellhytta. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta
The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion in Tverrfjellhytta. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta

Find out more about the work of Alejandro Villanueva, here.

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "Lost in the Landscape: Snøhetta's Wild Reindeer Center Pavilion, Filmed in 4K" 30 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/796263/lost-in-the-landscape-snohetta-wild-reindeer-center-pavilion-hjerkinn-4k-film-alejandro-villanueva/> ISSN 0719-8884

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