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 Skjerpenvatnet og Gardsvatnet fugletitterhus

Skjerpenvatnet og Gardsvatnet fugletitterhus ( Skjerpenvatnet and Gardsvatnet bird hides)
Address: Skjerpenvatnet og Gardsvatnet, Vestvågøy, Lofoten
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Architect: 70ºN arkitektur as
Client: Norwegian Public Road Administration
Construction System /
Steel; wood
Building Type: Bird hide
Keywords: Bird watching, observation tower,
Year of Construction: 2005
The lakes Skjerpenvatnet and Gardsvatnet are both bird sanctuaries and each has an identical 6.5m tall wooden observation tower for birdwatchers. The area has a rich bird life both in summer and winter and attracts many ornithologists.

A key objective is to avoid disturbing the birds during the nesting season. Tall screens therefore hide the access to the hides and the upper platform has been designed so that the birds won't see human silhouettes exposed towards the sky.
Literature: Arkitektur N, 01/2009 p. 51, ”Nasjonale turistveger – Fugletitterhus, Skjerpenvatnet og Gardsvatnet”.
Prizes /
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 25.05.2013
Author: I.H.
Photographer: 70ºN arkitektur as

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