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Sohlbergplassen Viewpoint by Carl-Viggo Holmebakk

  • Posted by Neil Simonton on July 15, 2013 in Architecture
  • Between the stunning Stegastein viewpoint, the Trollstigen platform, and this, the Sohlbergplassen viewpoint, the Norwegians are really taking tourist architecture to another level of awesome. The concrete observation deck, designed in 2005 by architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk, bends and curves to integrate seamlessly with the natural surroundings.

    Located on the edge of Rondane National Park, the Sohlbergplassen platform reveals a magnificent view of an alpine lake nestled in blue-tipped mountains. The project was inspired by the work of neo-Romantic painter Harald Sohlberg.

    Writes Holmebakk:

    The Norwegian painter Harald Sohlberg (1869-1935) stayed in the Rondane mountain area for several years to do studies for his most famous work, Winter Night in the Mountains. The motif was a summation of sketches from several standpoints. The most recognisable position was close to where the viewpoint platform is built today.

    (via Ignant)


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