Inspired by Bratlandsdalåa, Flesefossen, water and glacial potholes, the architects have designed a rest area with curvy lines that reflect the terrain formations. On a concrete platform with a longitudinal steel and wood structure, road travellers may take a nice rest with a great view to the waterfall. A new toilet building is integrated in the structure. The project also includes seating areas in the terrain and parking for eight passenger cars and two buses.
Architect: Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter – Landsscape architect: HoloHolo AS - Contractor: BG Suldal – Contracting client: NPRA - Completed: 2023
The Flesefossen rest area is one of six new attractions opening in 2023. This year, Norwegian Scenic Routes are also celebrating 30 years of art and architecture in magnificent scenery along 18 routes. It was in 1993 that the Norwegian Parliament asked the Ministry of Transport and Communications to take a closer look at the combination of roads and tourism. The NPRA took on the responsibility. The result is today a national attraction with international appeal that also provides economic benefits in rural areas.
30 years of Norwegian Scenic Routes
The celebratory event "Rast" (Rest) displays the combination of art, architecture and tourism along 18 Norwegian Scenic Routes over 30 years. The event will be held at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design with seminars and an exhibition in the period 15 – 25 June.