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From the architects: The Norwegian Mountaineering Center is anchored in an innovative interpretation of nature’s fantastic dimensions and the dramatic experience of mountaineering.
The design of the building is based on its function as a mountaineering center and gathering place for both locals and visitors. This provides the structure with a characteristic volume communicating its contents with exciting and unique geometrical expression.
Its outer skin is clad in a uniform surface, highlighting its originality and situation next to the train tracks of Raumabanen and the station area in the Åndalsnes town center.
Location: Åndalsnes, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Program: Climbing hall with bouldering room and changing rooms, exhibitions, café, library, and administration facilities
Area: 900 sqm
Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter – www.reiulframstadarchitects.com
Photographs: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Søren Harder Jensen