The concept was developed as a series of linked experiences of nature, landscape, and art. The project spans from the fjord in the west to the mountains in the east through varied climates and ecosystems.
A seven kilometer long tour that climbs 1800 meters in elevation and weaves together a series of architectural and artistic elements based upon the projects themes of art, catastrophe, and hydro-electric power.
Visitors’ first contact with Galerie Tafjord is at the water’s edge of Tafjord, an arm of the Storfjord on the west coast of Norway. A restaurant is planned on the molo that runs alongside the mouth of the Tafjord river.
600 meters further up the valley lies the historical K1 powerstation. A new glass entrance from the park above will bring a new dynamic element to the existing museum.
Detailed in steel and glass with a high level of transparency the building dissolves the division between the visitor, the constructed, and natural surroundings.
Water at elevation; art together with the mountains that inspired it; a dramatic valley, and the rock slide prone cliff walls. In the spirit of pioneer hydro-electric development the building is a piece of engineering-art.