The unique building center Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion, designed by the architectural studio Snohetta AS Oslo, situated on the outskirts of the picturesque Norwegian reserve Dovrefjell National Park overlooking the mountain Sn?hetta.
The main purpose of the building area which is 75 square meters, is to provide temporary shelter for school groups and other visitors who come to listen to lectures about the unique nature and history of plateau Dovre Mountain.
By building the pavilion, located at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level, leads a nature trail length of 1.5 km. The concept of building laid the cultural heritage, and expressive landscape of the area.
The rigid outer shell encloses the core of organic form, made of solid wood. The structure harboring visitors from the wind and rain, allowing the contemplation of the magnificent mountain scenery.
The main emphasis in the creation of the pavilion is on quality and durability of materials that can withstand the harsh Norwegian climate. Minimalist rectangular housing made of crude steel, like iron ore, which is rich in local soil. Brutal and rust combined with the natural hues of the mountains, among which is the pavilion.
The simple form and use of natural materials refer to the local traditions of construction. However, to create an ultra-modern structures have been used the most advanced technology. With the help of 3D-modeling and digital control techniques milling machines Norwegian shipbuilders have created organic forms collected from the blocks of pine wood.
In the formation of massive construction used local traditional assembly method based on the fixture by wooden pegs. The surface of the spectacular undulating block of wood was treated with resin. The work of the authors of the project can be found on the official website of the studio, headquartered in Oslo: http://www.snoarc.no/