Viewpoint of the Fjords

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VOF - 1053
ETSAB - Escola Tècnica Superior de Barcelona / es Spain
2 members
Julia Bernardos
Jordina Ribó Garriga

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The project will enhance the experience of the Geiranger Fiord’s location and vastness. Thoughtfulness regarding features and materials will underscore the site’s temper and character, and well-adapted, functional facilities will augment the visitor’s experience. Many activities are done at the area: sightseeing trips, go
hiking, kayak, fishing, rafting and cycling.
Extending natural paths till impressive waterfalls cast cascades of thundering water from almost vertical mountain sides. The famous falls The Seven Sisters and the Bridal Veil tease the clis with feather-light sheer veils of mist whose mission is to create a never-ending display. The architecture is to be characterised by vertical structure join highest peak with water.
Its position within the wilderness requires respect for natural resources, therefore must meet the ground in a light and firm manner to ensure some slabs are strongly
anchored while having a minimal impact on the rock wall. Through a singular look of glass, like a crack of sight by day and a crack of light by night. With this view in
mind; the idea for slabs is to create the experience of being outside – exposed to the waterfalls or rocky cli scenery. To achieve this, the entire view-facing wall is made of glass.
Even though the project is divided in multiple levels, each one includes an activity according to height and connection with the rock and paths. Because of various activities can be done at the area, levels have open areas for specific type of visitor. The project creates a central volume containing staircase, water area and wood

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