Awards and accolades
Tyrvefjøra rest area in Hardanger wins Kvam municipality’s Building Award.
Espenes, Norwegian Scenic Route Hardanger, wins the 2022 Norwegian Lighting Award for best outdoor project.
Norwegian Scenic Routes wins the SelgNorge (“Sell Norway”) Award 2022.
Norwegian Lighting Design Award 2021 (Norsk Lyspris) – diploma awarded to Moskenes service building in the open category.
Architizer A+ Awards for Vøringsfossen. Vøringsfossen was the winner 2021 in the categories of Architecture + Prefab and Architecture + Stairs.
Vøringsfossen was also a Top 5 finalist in the categories of Architecture + Engineering, Architecture + Metal, and Architecture + Public Park. Architect: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk.
Moskenes Service Building, nominated for the Norwegian Lighting Design Award 2021 (Norsk Lyspris) in the open category.
The “Precast Concrete Award” 2019 (Betongelementprisen) for Ostasteidn rest area. Architect: KAP Kontor for Arkitektur og Plan AS. Landscape architect: LARK Landskap AS.
Ureddplassen rest area nominated for the “Glass Award” 2019 (Glassprisen) by Glass og Fasadeforeningen. Architect: Haugen / Zohar Arkitekter Landscape architect: Landskapsfabrikken AS - Inge Dahlman.
Skreda, nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019
The “Concrete Tablet” (Betongtavlen) for Bukkekjerka, Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya Architect: Morfeus arkitekter
Northern Norway Architecture Award for Bukkekjerka, Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya. Architect: MORFEUS arkitekter
Ureddplassen rest area nominated for the World Architecture Festival 2018, in the category of Landscape.
Utsikten (“The View”) - 2nd place in the contest for the European Concrete Award 2018, Norwegian Scenic Route Gaularfjellet. Architect: Code arkitektur.
Landskapsfabrikken AS was awarded the NLA Honorary Award (Landskapsarkitekturprisen) for Kleivodden, Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya.
Gold in Grafill’s "Most Beautiful Books of the Year 2017" was awarded to the Norwegian Public Roads Administration's book series about the art along Norwegian Scenic Routes, by Forlaget Press.
The NLA Honorary Award (Landskapsarkitekturprisen) was awarded to Landskapsfabrikken AS and Inge Dahlman for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration's rest area and viewpoint of Kleivodden, Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya. Awarded by the Norwegian Association of Landscape Architects.
Utsikten (“The View”) - one of three nominated finalists for the Norwegian Construction Industry Award “Construction of the Year” 2016 (Årets anlegg)
Utsikten (“The View”), Norwegian Scenic Route Gaularfjellet, was awarded the “Concrete Tablet” 2016 (Betongtavlen) by the Norwegian Concrete Association.
The toilet building at Skjervsfossen, Norwegian Scenic Route Hardanger, received the Small Spaces Award 2016
The concrete avalanche gallery on the E10 Moskenes, Norwegian Scenic Route Lofoten, received third place in the European Concrete Award 2016.
Skjarvelandet landslide and avalanche protection project, Norwegian Scenic Route Havøysund, was voted Northern Norway's construction project of the year in 2016 by the “Norwegian Machine Contractors’ Association” (Maskinentreprenørenes Forbund).
The avalanche gallery on the E10 Moskenes, Norwegian Scenic Route Lofoten, received honourable mention in connection with the awarding the Concrete Tablet 2015 (Betongtavlen).
Trollstigen – trail and viewpoints, together with five other structures, were awarded the Anton Christian Houen’s Award 2014 for outstanding, independent and architecturally consistent architecture.
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration's Scenic Route building at Trollstigen won the European Concrete Award 2014 in the category of "Building". In the category of "Civil Engineering" in the same competition, Selvika rest area on Norwegian Scenic Route Havøysund received honourable mention.
Skjarvelandet landslide and avalanche protection system on Norwegian Scenic Route Havøysund won the “Road Director’s Beautiful Roads Award” in 2014.
The Concrete Tablet 2013 (Betongtavlen) went to Selvika rest area, Norwegian Scenic Route Havøysund. Architect: Reiulf Ramstad.
The Trollstigen Plateau, winner of the Norwegian Steel Construction Award 2013
One of the ECCS European Steel Design Awards 2013 went to the Trollstigen Plateau
National Building Award 2013 (Statens byggeskikkpris), honourable mention of Steilneset Memorial, Varanger
Trollstigen, nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2013
Trollstigen, Architizer A+ Awards, 2013
Northern Norway’s Architecture Award 2013 (Nordnorsk arkitekturpris) went to Steilneset Memorial, Vardø, Norwegian Scenic Route Varanger. Architect: Peter Zumthor; Artist: Louise Bourgeois; Researcher: Liv Helene Willumsen. Motivation: «... which, with strong architectural and artistic means orchestrates and reminds us of a dark chapter in Norwegian and European history».
Topos Jubilee Award 2012. The German magazine for landscape architecture marked its 20th anniversary with an award to the Norwegian Scenic Routes attraction. This was for “the government’s active role in promoting and commissioning architecture in the development of the Norwegian Scenic Route attraction».
Steilneset, nominated for the Condé Nast Traveller Award.
Trollstigen, nominated for the building industry’s Construction of the Year Award 2012 (Årets anlegg); one of three finalists
Houen Foundation Award 2012 for Juvet Landscape Hotel, Valldal. Jensen og Skodvin Arkitekter AS. Contracting client: Knut Slinning.
The Concrete Tablet 2012 (Betongtavlen) went to the Trollstigen Plateau, Norwegian Scenic Route Geiranger-Trollstigen. Arkitekt Reiulf Ramstad.
In 2011, the fishing bridges along Norwegian Scenic Route Atlanterhavsvegen received honourable mention from the jury behind the Innovation Award for Universal Design. Architect: Manthey Kula, Beate Hølmebakk.
The Trollstigen Plateau, Juvet Landscape Hotel and Akkarvikodden toilet facilities were nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2011. Architects: Jensen & Skodvin AS and Landskapsfabrikken, Inge Dahlman.
Akkarvikodden, nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2011
Trollstigen received ArchDaily’s Building of the Year Award in 2010. This is an American platform that is the world's largest acrhitecture website.
The Norwegian Tourism Award 2010 (Reiselivsprisen) went to Juvet Landscape Hotel on Norwegian Scenic Route Geiranger-Trollstigen. This prize is awarded by Innovation Norway. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration provided funds for the planning of this project.
Sohlbergplassen on Scenic Route Rondane was nominated for fib Awards for Outstanding Concrete Structures 2010 for - architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk.
Northern Norway’s Architecture Award 2009 for the Straumanstua youth house in Lofoten – architects Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS.
ArchDaily’s Building of the Year 2009 was the Trollstigen Plateau on Geiranger-Trollstigen – Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS.
Northern Norway’s Architecture Award 2008 for birdwatching towers and cyclists’ shelter in Lofoten - architect Gisle Løkken, 70°N Arkitektur AS.
National Building Award 2008 (Statens byggeskikkpris), honourable mention of the Straumanstua youth house in Lofoten - architects Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS.
Awards for Emerging Architecture 2008, Highly Commended: Torvdalshalsen in Lofoten – architect Gisle Løkken, 70°N Arkitektur AS.
Beautiful Roads 2008: Norwegian Scenic Routes
In 2007, Sohlbergplassen on Scenic Route Rondane was voted one of the 12 most important structures in Norwegian post-World-War-II architecture by Norwegian newspaper Morgenbladet. Architect: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk.
The Concrete Tablet 2007 (Betongtavlen) went to Sohlbergplassen on Scenic Route Rondane - architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk.
Norwegian Cultural Heritage Award (Norsk kulturarvs ærespris) went to Norwegian Scenic Routes.
Construction of the Year 2006 (“årets anlegg”), as voted by the construction industry, for Stegastein on Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet– architects Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen.
National Building Award 1998 (Statens byggeskikkpris) for the Tourism Project in Oppland and Sogn og Fjordane – Jensen &Skodvin Arkitektkontor AS and architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk.
Distinctions awarded to architects who have designed for Norwegian Scenic Routes:
The Grosch Medal 2010 awarded to Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk.
• Pritzker Architecture Prize 2009 awarded to Peter Zumthor
• Grosch Medal 2003 awarded to Jan Olav Jensen and Børre Skodvin