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Mountain-Inspired Observation Centers

The Tverrfjellhytta Pavilion is a Site for Deer Watching

— March 20, 2012 — Eco
The Tverrfjellhytta Pavilion is sculptural and organic, just like the side of a mountain. It is appropriate, then, that this structure was inspired by the surrounding Dovre mountain range in Norway, which is one of the last roaming areas for wild reindeer in Europe. Commissioned by the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre, the Tverrfjellhytta Pavilion is a stunning observation area that allows visitors to take in the majestic setting and hopefully glimpse a deer or two.

Designed by Snøhetta, an Oslo-based architecture firm, the Tverrfjellhytta Pavilion may look as beautiful as the landscape, but it is also highly durable to better withstand the harsh climate. The frame is made out of raw steel while Norwegian shipbuilders sculpted 10-inch square pine timber beams into an undulating form.
Trend Themes
1. Sustainable Architecture - Opportunity for architects and designers to create more durable and environmentally-friendly structures like the Tverrfjellhytta Pavilion.
2. Nature-inspired Design - Potential for incorporating organic and sculptural elements into architectural projects to mimic the beauty of natural landscapes.
3. Wildlife Tourism - Growing trend of observation centers and pavilions being built to provide visitors with the opportunity to observe and appreciate wild animals in their natural habitats.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Opportunity for architecture firms to design and construct observation centers and pavilions inspired by nature, like the Tverrfjellhytta Pavilion.
2. Tourism - Increasing demand for unique wildlife tourism experiences, driving the need for observation centers and pavilions to be built in scenic locations.
3. Sustainable Construction - Rising interest in sustainable and eco-friendly building materials and techniques, creating opportunities for the timber and construction industries to innovate.
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