Archive for ‘Reiulf Ramstad Architects’

October 10, 2011

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.

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.

May 7, 2011

National Tourist Route Trollstigen | Reiulf Ramstad Architects

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Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Oslo Norway
Location: Romsdalen – Geiranger Fjord, 
Project team: Reiulf D Ramstad, Christian Fuglset, Anja Strandskogen, Christian Dahle, Nok Nimakorn
Client: Norwegian public roads administration
Structural Engineer: Dr Techn. Kristoffer Apeland AS, Oslo 
Mechanical Engineer: Erichsen & Horgen Engineering AS, Oslo 
Electrical Engineer: Norconsult, 
Contractor: Christie Opsahl AS, 
Landscape: , Oslo 
Constructed Area: 200,000 sqm (the landscape area)
Design year: 2004-2010
Construction year: 2005-2010
Photographs: , Oslo 

The project will enhance the experience of the Trollstigen plateau’s location and nature. Thoughtfulness regarding features and materials will underscore the site’s temper and character, and well-adapted, functional facilities will augment the visitor’s experience. The architecture is to be characterised by clear and precise transitions between planned zones and the natural landscape. Through the notion of water as a dynamic element –from snow, to running and then falling water- and rock as a static element, the project creates a series of prepositional relations that describe and magnify the unique spatiality of the site.