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City, Country Brønnøysund, Norway
Year 2020–2024
Client Statens vegvesen
Architect Atelier Oslo
Services Structural Engineering
Facts Total area: 200 m²

Torghatten is one of ten unique attractions along the Norwegian Scenic Routes, known for its natural qualities and exciting stories. Through the National Scenic Routes programme, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration aims to improve the quality of the infrastructure and services at Torghatten.

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration wanted a new service building divided into three smaller, freestanding buildings under the same roof. The service building consists mainly of a roof structure on three cores. The area of the building is approximately 200 m2.

This new service building is made of wood and glass and includes toilet facilities, information and exhibition areas, and ceiling beams that filter the daylight and provide a varied play of shadows.

The building is a natural starting point for a walk along specially prepared Sherpa paths and hiking trails. From here, a nature trail and an accessible path lead to the newly created car park. Necessary rockfall protection has been installed and paths have been re-routed to avoid prone areas to rockfall. B+G has also engineered an approx. 37 meter long steel staircase, which makes it easier for visitors to walk through the rocky terrain.

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