Skjerpenvatnet og Gardsvatnet, Vestvågøy, Lofoten
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.

Year of construction

2005

Architect

70ºN arkitektur as

Client

Norwegian Public Road Administration

Building Type

Bird hide

Construction System / Materials

Steel
wood

Prizes / Recognition

Keywords

Bird watching
observation tower

Literature

Arkitektur N, 01/2009 p. 51, ”Nasjonale turistveger – Fugletitterhus, Skjerpenvatnet og Gardsvatnet”.

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Skjerpenvatnet og Gardsvatnet fugletitterhus