29 Aug '16, 1pm

Starship-like Utsikten juts out into Norways breathtaking alpine landscape

Starship-like Utsikten juts out into Norways breathtaking alpine landscape

Utsikten—Norwegian for “The View”—is located near the top of Gaular Mountain following an ascent of hairpin bends. The viewpoint was constructed almost entirely of concrete with an 80-centimeter-thick platform and raised, wing-like corners that point towards the north, south, and west. “Each corner is shaped specifically in relation to the landscape and to different use,” write the architects. “It has been an object to create a shape that stimulates physical movement, and also can work as an arena for cultural events.” Solar panels that provide all the necessary energy for the platform are installed on the west corner.

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