Norwegian Mountaineering Center
Completed in September 2016, the Norwegian Mountaineering Center is intended to provide a gathering place for local and visiting mountaineers. Located on the edge of a harbour in Andalsnes, the building resembles a snow-covered mountain peak. It was designed by the Oslo-based Reiulf Ramstad studio.
The jagged form comprises a tall, angular volume covered in grey, brown and white shingles. The building contains an indoor climbing wall and bouldering room, while a lower mono-pitched form houses changing rooms, a café, library and offices.
The studio said: "The Norwegian Mountaineering Center is anchored in an innovative interpretation of nature's fantastic dimensions and the dramatic experience of mountaineering. This provides the structure with a characteristic volume, communicating its contents with exciting and unique geometrical expression."
The has created a new landmark for the town centre.
Images copyright Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Søren Harder Jensen
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