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 Hatteng rasteplass

 
Hatteng rasteplass ( Hatteng stopping-place)
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Architect: Odd Aanesen
Client: Statens vegvesen (Norwegian Public Roads Administration)
Construction System /
Materials:
Turf, woodwork, half-timbering
Building Type: Stopping-place, sale booths, tourist information
Keywords: rest area, tourist information, sod, woodwork, post and beam construction
Year of Construction: 1998
The stopping-place is situated between the E8 and Storfjorden, which is the innermost part of Lyngenfjorden. The area around has a rich birdlife and is an attractive outdoor area, where rivers including the Kitsdalselva flow into the fjord. The terrain is flat and grassy, and a number of birch trees have been planted here to provide shelter from the winds. On the eastern side of the E8 there is a thick pine forest. From the stopping-place there is a view right out over the fjord to beautiful and mighty mountains in all directions: Hatten, Mannfjell, Otertind, Buefjell and Njallavarre. The place is easily visible to drivers, whether travelling north or south. The stopping-place, with its five rustic buildings, is perceived as a point marking the municipality of Storfjord and the Nord-Troms region. Travelling northwards, it is here that one really encounters Lyngenfjord, as well as Sami and Kven settlements and culture.
Literature: Gunnarsjå, Arne: Arkitekturguide for Norge. Oslo 2002.
Publisher: , 02.12.2007
Author: I.H.E.M
Photographer: T.A 2007; I.H. 2007



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