Trollwall Restaurant, Trollveggen, Møre og Romsdal, Norway | Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Tallest cliff face in Europe is backdrop for stunningly elegant restaurant complex

Reiulf Ramstad Architects has completed a breathtaking restaurant and information centre at the base of the Troll Wall – Europe’s tallest vertical, overhanging rock face – in The Romsdal Valley, Norway. Rising 3,600ft in a sheer mountainous peak, the raw landscape that surrounds the Trollwall Restuarant is subtly reflected in the building’s highly mirrored glass facades.

Also echoing the peaks and troughs on the horizon is the sharply undulating roof, which rises and falls in two acute arches, arching gracefully against the stunning backdrop. The wall panels that aren’t glass are formed of plastered chipboard and a concrete floor provides a simple if basic setting for the restaurant amenities.

Besides the restaurant facilities – which provide both three course dining and fast food opportunities – the complex offers a gift shop and film theatre, showing a short informative video on the history of the neighbouring Troll Wall. The Trollwall Restaurant is open June to September during the areas busiest season and will provide a base for many public events including music concerts and base jumping meetings.

http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=17716

Architect: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (RRA)
Location: Trollveggen, , Norway
Project Area: 700 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

It’s a new cursor at the foot of the Troll Wall; The architecture of the new visitors`center next to E139 is an outcome of the sites` close connection to the impressive mountain wall, one of Norways many nature attractions. The building has a simple, though flexible plan, with a characteristic roof that has its character from the majestic surrounding landscape. These simple ways of design gives the building its character and identity that makes the Service center an eye-catcher and an architectural attraction in the region.

http://www.archdaily.com/162679/trollwall-restaurant-and-service-rra/

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