Selvika Havøysund, Finnmark Architecture, Tourist Route Design Norway, Beach Structure Photos

Selvika, Finnmark, Norway : Structure at Havøysund

Norwegian Tourist Route Development – design by Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Norway (RRA)

11 Sep 2019

Selvika – Havøysund Tourist Route

Design: Reiulf Ramstad Architects

From our archive, felt this intriguing structure was worth revisiting!

Selvika, Structure at Havøysund, Finnmark Design

The initial approach was to single out and magnify the experience of walking from the roadside down to the seaside at this very special place. Therefore a main concern was to slow down this movement and make the path itself a means of refocusing the experiential mode: a measured, restrained approach that creates awareness.

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The monolithic structure in concrete is developed with a clear geometric strategy based on a study of organic circular organisms. The project contains a series of various functions such as parking, bike shed, public toilets, benches, open kitchen and fireplace.

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Furthermore a functional concern has been on universal accessibility. Instead of opting for a dual solution with staircase and ramp, we came up with the notion of making the ramp the common entryway and develop it into the integral character of the project. Because of the inclination of the site, and in order to create the reductive motion, the ramp had to be very long. The winding river of the path prolongs the approach and in so doing opens up new perspectives and experiences for the visitor.

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Located in the extreme north of Norway, in a landscape almost lunar in its barren and inhospitable beauty, the facility should ideally be completely self-sustainable in terms of power input and waste output. The general notion was to create a human detail in the vastness of the landscape that is as timeless as the landscape itself and that brings attention to the relationship between the duration of experiences and the hugeness of the spatial circumstance.

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Selvika – Building Information

Location: Havøysund, Finnmark, Norway
Program: Architectonic multipurpose landscape structure
Client: Norwegian public roads administration
Size: Landscape area 10.000 sqm commission
Type: Direct Commission (2007)
Status: Constructed
Year: 2012

Photos © Reiulf Ramstad Architects

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