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 Rv 17, Ågskaret fergeleie

 
Rv 17, Ågskaret fergeleie ( Rv 17 (State Highway 17), Ågskaret ferry landing)
Address: 8184 Ågskaret
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Architect: Inge Dahlman landskapsarkitekt mnla, Landskapsfabrikken
Client: Statens vegvesen, Turistvegprosjektet (State Highways Department, Tourist Route Project)
Construction System /
Materials:
Stone, gravel, asphalt, timber materials, planted area
Building Type: Service site, ferry landing
Keywords: ferry landing, wood, stone, gravel, asphalt,
Year of Construction: 2004
Ågskaret ferry landing is part of the national coastal highway in Northern Helgeland and is situated on the southern side of Holandsfjorden.

The ferry landing at Ågskaret was enlarged in 2004 to increase the capacity for ferry traffic, create a turning-place for buses and establish a satisfactory provision for waiting motorists and tourists. From the ferry landing there is a good view over the fjord and the islands.

The robust and simple building tradition in the coastal culture of Helgeland is upheld in the landscaped design of the ferry landing. Between the service building and the ferry quay there is an 80-metre long quay promenade with wooden boards, created on two levels so that the upper one functions as a long bench to sit on. On the lower level, towards the sea, there are thin metal railings. The large square is covered with light gravel, on which have been placed light-coloured stones to sit on.
Literature: Dahlman, Inge, Landskapsfabrikken: “Helgeland, fergeleie Ågskaret”, p. 59, Byggekunst 2, 2007
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 01.09.2008
Author: I.H; I.D.
Photographer: S.S; A.J.



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