A Nordic Pavilion for Reindeer-Spotting

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Image Courtesy © Ketil Jacobsen,

Located in the breathtaking Dovrefjell National Park north of Oslo and designed by Snohetta Architects, we find a beautiful (to say the least) shelter. This small building was commissioned by the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Foundation and is meant as a sanctuary for reindeer watching. A warm spot, were visitors and school groups wanting to learn about reindeer can sit and enjoy.

Snohetta created a space that resembles the surface of rock or ice which has been exposed to the elements such as wind and water to create it's smooth organic finish. Framed in a box like structure, this organic form is divided into an external and internal space, whilst the curves also serve as seating for the users.

I'm not sure about Reindeer watching, but I wouldn't mind going up there to check out this fantastic pavilion.

Posted by Alexandros Franzolini
Posted on December 06th, 2011
in Architecture & Snohetta Architects