1st prize - UNTITLED

The strongest part of the proposal, and the reason it was elevated to winner of the competition is that the design actively influences the situation in Geieranger in a way that is positive and sensitive to nature. Too often tourists arrive, take the bus to various viewing points and leave. Architecture should do more than is required – and this project elevates the task of architecture to connect individuals to the site in a physical way. It is a simple, striking and dynamic design – one that draws different experiences from eye level, to the village from the top view. It has nature, aesthetics and scale.