Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter are an architecture studio based in Oslo, Norway. They aim at creating bold modern design with a clear concept. Besides buildings they include in their work landscaping, interior and furniture and believe that each of these elements should be in harmony with the rest.
The Trollwall Restaurant and Service is a modern visitors` center building completed by the studio in 2011. It is set at the foot of the Troll Wall in Trollveggen, Møre og Romsdal, Norway. The place is among Norway’s natural attractions and offers a stunning environment for the project. The building is located near a highway in favor of the passing by drivers and passengers. It acts like a recreation area with a restaurant and space for relaxation. The architects of this modern visitors` center building believe that a structure should respond to the context it is built in and they follow this concept to create their project. The result of their efforts is a building that has an interesting contemporary design and communicates with the environment.
This modern visitors’ center building invites us in with an attractive modern façade covered with wood and glass. The floor plan is simple but flexible with a total area of 700m². The structure is covered with an interesting roof that tilts several times in different directions reflecting the mountain’s own wild silhouette. The mountain itself together with the rest of the natural landscape is reflected in the glazed parts of the façade. The boldest part of the building is its West façade that is elevated higher above the rest of the construction. It is separated into two pointed volumes each covered with a wooden roof sloping down to merge with the rest of the roof structure. The overall look of Trollwall Restaurant and Service is that of a vivid new building built among even more vivid environment. This modern visitors` center building corresponds to the context of the place and most importantly provides comfort for its visitors.