Agder Day-Journey Cabins / Feste Panorama • Structure
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The Agder day-trip cabins are a collaboration between the municipalities in Agder, the Financial savings Financial institution Basis SR Financial institution and Agder County. Twenty-five equivalent cabins, one in every of the twenty-five municipalities within the county, will probably be accomplished by the top of 2024. The ambition of the venture is to encourage enticing native hikes and nature experiences within the surrounding space, with the intention of boosting public well being for locals and vacationers. In 2021 Feste Panorama • Structure gained the competitors to develop the idea and the detailed design for the cabin’s prototype.
The design idea attracts inspiration from the Norse identify for Agder County: Agðir. The identify is considered a derivation from the phrase ǫgd (pronounced ‘ogd’), that means ‘to be sharp’, or ‘the land which extends out into the ocean’. When the form of the county is studied in an aerial perspective, it may be seen because the spearhead of Norway. The northern Setesdal valley is perceived as reasonably inaccessible, whereas the southern a part of the county opens itself to the ocean and the views in direction of the west, south and east. These options – the sharp, diamond-shaped type with a closed again and an open entrance – have formed our method to the architectural design of the cabin and its location within the panorama.
The day-trip cabin is a social assembly place, permitting for an intimate nature expertise. It’s open all through the entire yr and is accessible to all. The cabin consists of a lined entrance with a firewood retailer, resulting in the primary room designed across the view and the hearth. An association of benches of assorted heights can seat round fifteen folks, and a small library has been built-in within the wall across the hearth. Exterior, alongside one of many exterior partitions, there’s a lined bench giving shelter from the climate. A photo voltaic panel on the roof permits for common lighting and the choice of charging your telephone.
The cabin is inbuilt sustainable native supplies, and the exact detailing creates an articulated construction with a diagonal gable roof. The gable roof is a standard roof design with historic and native references, however mixed with the asymmetrical floorplan the construction is given a extra attribute expression; its personal identification. The big nook window stretches to the ceiling, flooding the inner house with gentle. Ample free floorspace within the communal room permits for wheelchair entry. At plots the place the terrain permits for it, common entry has been applied.
Developing twenty-five equivalent cabins on twenty-five totally different websites with nice variation in panorama qualities and terrain is a troublesome problem. Creating the very best interplay between constructing and panorama has been a key focus level all through the design course of. Clear and detailed tips have been developed for a way the foundations of the cabin meet the terrain, with the intent of minimising the affect on the panorama. The cabins are personalized to prefab modules, permitting for helicopter transport. This prevents the usage of heavy autos and equipment that may trigger harm to the environment. By rigorously choosing the plots and a thought-about intervention within the panorama, every cabin is given its personal distinctive high quality, regardless of being equivalent.