On behalf of the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT), Snøhetta has designed DNT’s first tourist cabin that produces more energy than it consumes. The 125-year-old tourist cabin, named Mogen, is located at Hardangervidda – a barren moorland mountain plateau in Southern Norway. The plateau is the largest of its kind in Europe and is a popular hiking destination in the summer. The new and sustainably built structure will replace an existing cabin and its support functions.
The project aims to include and reuse as much materials as possible from the existing cabin. The concept is founded on strong community values and the unique qualities of the landscape, with a focus on building an accessible and welcoming meeting place for all visitors. The new Mogen tourist cabin will be 650 m2 in size and will accommodate for fifty beds and dining for around seventy people.