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Morfeus Arkitekter : Aire de repos

In front of a breathtaking panorama, the Morfeus Arkitekter agency installs a resting area in concrete and mirrored reflecting a wild coast as beautiful as gaunt, typical of northern Norway. Much more than an architecture, a scenography, an ode to the landscape.

Last building delivered from a set of 18 rest areas, including an installation of the Norwegian agency HZA, whose profile is reminiscent of a famous snake that swallowed an elephant as had imagined Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

In this work, place broken broken concrete lines, perfectly integrated with those of the place: a steep shore bordered by a road separating the sea to the east and the mountains to the west. Between two concrete slabs, the builders install three WC camouflaged by mirrors without any height, which allow the users to take full advantage of the landscape. We are far from blind highway toilets!
More than just sanitary facilities, the whole, accessible to people with reduced mobility, provides its users with a shaded terrace overlooking the ocean, and a picnic area zigzagging between the rocks.

A mineral and angular ribbon, like the place.

To learn more, visit the site of Morfeus Arkitekter

Photographs: Hugo Fagermo / NPRA

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