national scenic routes

avalanche galleries

E10 solbjørnneset

lofoten 2010-2014

 

Four avalanche galleries shielding the road against falling rocks from the steep mountain slopes above the only road interconnecting the Lofoten islands.

Our main focus was to create an open and  light atmosphere maximizing the view towards the majestic North Atlantic Ocean. The section of the galleries opens up towards the sea, enabling the low northern sun to fill the whole space. 

The project won the European Concrete Award in 2016, and recieved honorable mention in the 2015 Norwegian Concrete Award (Betongtavlen)

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video credits: Vidar Knutsen

photo credits: Tommy Johansen

photo credits: Tommy Johansen

photo credits: Steinar Skaar

photo credits: Steinar Skaar

photo credits: Steinar Skaar

photo credits: Ole H. Krokstrand