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Aurland Lookout

Aurland Lookout

 

The Aurland Lookout, designed by architects Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen from Norway. This award winning site located is above Aurland, a small town in Sogn og Fjordane, one of the larger fjords on the West Coast. Aurland is a three hours drive from Bergen, Norway's second largest city.

Nature first and architecture second was the guiding principal for the design of the Aurland Lookout. With the beautiful surroundings the site was carefully designed not to have too many elements to disturb the atmosphere. Even though this design has an expressive form, the concept is a form of minimalism, in an attempt to conserve and complement the existing nature.

Nature first and architecture second was the guiding principal for the design of the Aurland Lookout.

With the beautiful surroundings the site was carefully designed not to have too many elements to disturb the atmosphere. Even though this design has an expressive form, the concept is a form of minimalism, in an attempt to conserve and complement the existing nature.

A thin pane of glass keeps visitors from sliding off this futuristic skywalk. The minimalist architecture complements the splendid views of the surroundings.

A thin pane of glass keeps visitors from sliding off this futuristic skywalk. The minimalist architecture complements the splendid views of the surroundings.

The construction is a bridge that one can go out onto, as a structure in the air. The structure is 4 m wide, 30 long, and 9m high out at the very end. The structure had little impact on the environment. Built of structural steel and a concrete footing, the construction seems to embrace nature.

The construction is a bridge that one can go out onto, as a structure in the air. The structure is 4 m wide, 30 long, and 9m high out at the very end. The structure had little impact on the environment. Built of structural steel and a concrete footing, the construction seems to embrace nature.

Stunning views from the Aurland Lookout platform. 

Stunning views from the Aurland Lookout platform. 

Photographer: Bent René Synnevåg, Nils Vik

Source: http://saunders.no/

 
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