National Tourist Route Rv 889 Havoysund
Design by Norway-base Architects Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, The objective is quite simply to single out and magnify the experience of walking from the roadside down to the seaside at this very special place. Therefore a chief 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.
The primary functional concern was 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.
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.
Project name: National Tourist Route Rv 889 Havoysund
Location: Havøysund, Måsøy, Finnmark, Norway
Type: Public Facilities, Public Space, ViewPoint
Program: Development and Design National Touristroutes Havøysund
Project Area: 1000 sqm
Commision type: Direct Commission (2007)
Status: Under construction
Completion Year: Planned completion 2010
Client / Owner / Developer: Norwegian public roads administration
Landscape Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Project Architect: Reiulf D. Ramstad
Text Description: © Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Images: © Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter