Gullesfjord, Troms, Norway
Oslo-based practice Jarmund/Vigsnaes Arkitekter has completed the 'Gullesfjord Weight Control Station' in Gullesfjord,
in the county of Troms, Norway. Positioned along a roadway junction to Lofoten or Vesterålen island, the building is outfitted to measure truck weight, accommodating the projected increase in heavy load transportation to the region. Bordered by the untouched landscape of a national park, the structure is defined by a concrete roof surfaced with vegetation to minimize its visual impact and blend into the fragile surroundings.
Supported with inclined columns, the canopy angles and dips downward to conceal the East-facing glass facade. Minimum clearance for the vehicle heights are maintained at the North and South elevations. The technical spaces and offices will support 3 to 4 employees.
location: Gullesfjord, Troms, Norway
building type: Truck Inspection Station
client: Statens Vegvesen, Region Nord V/Frits Karlsen
size: 308 m2
schedule: Finished 2011
consultants: As Frederiksen, Unionconsult Boro vvs og Miljø as, Malnes og Endresen as
primary architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Stian Schjelderup, Kazuhiko Yamada