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The Havoysund Tourist Route Encourages People to Slow Down

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jun 28, 2012 • References: reiulframstadarkitekter.no and contemporist
The Havoysund Tourist Route is a winding concrete walkway that will encourage visitors and locals alike to travel from the roadside down to the sea. Located in Hav√łysund, Norway, it offers a stunning view that many would appreciate while exploring the area.

Created by Reiulf Ramstad Architects, the Havoysund Tourist Route has been specifically designed to slow the journey down to the ocean. By forcing people to travel within the confines of a snaking path, it will encourage them to fully take in the landscape. By creating this awareness, the Havoysund Tourist Route will open up a whole new experience. The architects write, "The general notion was to create a human detail in the vastness of the landscape that is as timeless as the landscape itself and that brings attention to the relationship between the duration of experiences and the hugeness of the spatial circumstance."