The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion sits on a spectacular site on the outskirts of Dovrefjell National Park at around 1250 meters above sea level, overlooking the mountain, Snøhetta. The main purpose of the 75m2 beiuilding is to provide shelter for school groups and visitors as mountain guides lecture about the unique wildlife and history of the Dovre Mountain plateau.
▼建筑全貌，view of the architecture © Diephotodesigner.de OHG 2010
Dovrefjell is home to wild reindeer herds, musk oxen, arctic foxes and a variety of endemic botanical species. A long history filled with travellers, hunting traditions, mining and military activities have left their mark on this land. Today, modern tourism and recreation continue to shape the cultural landscape of this place. Dovrefjell also holds significant importance in the consciousness of Norway. National legends, myths, poetry, music, and pilgrimages celebrate the mystic, eternal, and grounded qualities of this robust place. The founding fathers of the Norwegian constitution are “agreed and faithful, until the fall of Dovre!”
▼远眺建筑，view from distance © Ketil Jacobsen
© Roger Brennhagen
Natural, cultural and mythical landscapes form the basis of the architectural idea. The building design is based on a contrast between a rigid outer shell and a soft organic-shaped inner core. A wooden interior is placed within a rectangular frame of raw steel and glass. The core is shaped like rock or ice is eroded by natural forces like wind and running water. Its shape creates a protected and warm gathering place, while still preserving visitor’s access to spectacular views.
▼几何外貌与柔软内装的对比，a contrast between a rigid outer shell and a soft organic-shaped inner core © Ketil Jacobsen
Considerable emphasis is put on the quality and durability of materials so that the building can withstand the harsh climate. The shelter’s simple form and use of natural building materials reference local building traditions. And at the same time, new technologies will be utilized to bring modern efficiency to the fabrication process. The wood core will be manufactured using a large scale robot- controlled milling machine based on digital 3D models. Tverrfjellhytta is a robust building that refines local building traditions, provides a protected gathering place for the visitors and enriches the unique landscape of Dovrefjell.
▼内部细节，the interior © Diephotodesigner.de OHG 2010
© Ketil Jacobsen
© Ketil Jacobsen
▼天然木材，natural materials © Ketil Jacobsen
Location: Hjerkinn, Dovre, Norway
Typology: Keyless structure
Size: 90 m2
Client: Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre
Structural engineer: Dr.Techn. Kristoffer Apeland AS, Trond Gundersen
Main contractor: Prebygg AS
Subcontractor, steel: Lonbakken AS
Subcontractor, glass: Skandinaviska Glassystem AB
Contractor, wood: Djupevaag Ship Builders AS
English text: Snøhetta
Chinese text: gooood editor Lu Lu