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Mirrored Rest Area Becomes Architectural Attraction With Stunning Organic Design

Bukkekjerka Rest Area, Norway, Morfeus Arkitekter, Photography Caroline Stovring
Photography ©Caroline Støvring/Morfeus Arkitekter

Along one of the 18 driving routes through the scenic Norwegian landscape is the Bukkekjerka rest area. Designed by Oslo-based studio Morfeus Arkitekter, the structure features a compelling geometric design purposefully mimicking the area’s indigenous rock formations.

The 18 routes provide passersby a glimpse into the natural highlights of the region. The Andøya route follows the coastline past the historic Bohkekeargi rock formation. The formation is protected as a cultural monument of the Sami people, indigenous peoples who occupy small areas of Northern Europe. The formation is used as an open church; attracting people to an area, which was once used as a natural altar where offerings to the gods were given.

Bukkekjerka Rest Area, Norway, Morfeus Arkitekter, Photography Caroline Stovring
Photography ©Caroline Støvring/Morfeus Arkitekter

The facility features a steep mountainside to the east and the sea to the west and an equally stunning landscape to the north. In all directions, the rest area is surrounded by a wondrous landscape, which greatly influenced the materials chosen for its design.

Bukkekjerka Rest Area, Norway, Morfeus Arkitekter, Photography Caroline Stovring
Photography ©Caroline Støvring/Morfeus Arkitekter

The rocky mountains are embodied with the concrete surfaces and an acid-resistant steel wrapped volume as the main building. The architects chose a mirrored one-way glass to offer views to the exterior while offering privacy as well. The harsh geometric angels of the concrete facades seamlessly blend into the rugged terrain, playfully interacting with the surroundings.

Bukkekjerka Rest Area, Norway, Morfeus Arkitekter, Photography Caroline Stovring
Photography ©Caroline Støvring/Morfeus Arkitekter

Interestingly, the Norwegian Scenic Routes project features a series of architectural marvels that serve as another attractive element for potential visitors. Public use spaces are more often government funded and lack the precocious nature of good architectural design. Norway values their natural landscape and further showcases a commitment to culture by providing rest areas that are as compelling as the landscape they reside within.

Information courtesy of Dezeen
Photography ©Caroline Støvring/Morfeus Arkitekter

DISCLAIMER: The following project does not feature Alucobond® aluminum composite material (ACM). The “Industry (Architecture)” section of our blog focuses on extraordinary architectural works from around the world. While this project does not feature our ACM, we have included comparable samples to what was used in the project above.

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