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 Rasteplass i Snefjord

Rasteplass i Snefjord ( Snefjord Rest Area)
Address: Snefjord
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Architect: PUSHAK arkitekter (Langeland, Drage Kleiva, Melbye og Gromholt)
Client: The Norwegian Public Roads Administration
Construction System /
Steel; wood; copper
Building Type: Rest area
Year of Construction: 2005
Snefjord Rest Area is one of three such installations along the 66km long stretch of the Norwegian National Tourist Route on RV889 between Kokelv and Havøysund. It is situated by the mouth of the river Snefjordelva and just off the beach. Snefjord is an Sámi coastal community with small farms scattered across a cultural landscape where people have traditionally made their living by combining farming and fishing.

At Snefjord the rest area consist of only four elements: the parking area and seating in three cuboid boxes. Each box is elevated above ground by short steel pillars; has a wall across its middle; is open on two sides and has a gently sloping roof. In the two open sides there is a built-in seat.
The three are positioned so that when facing the sea the users can't see each other, but on the land facing side they do and this contributes to making a space with more contact.
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 18.08.2015
Author: I.H
Photographer: I.H 2014

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