Troll Wall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

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Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Troll Wall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

The jagged glass edges of this restaurant by Norwegian studio Reiulf Ramstad Architects point up towards a sheer cliff face.

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Named the Troll Wall Restaurant, the building is located at the foot of the tallest vertical rock face in Europe, in Norway’s Romsdal Valley.

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Full-height glazing gives diners a view of the landscape, behind a criss-crossing pattern of structural beams.

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Charred timber clads the elevations at the rear of the building, where additional rooms provide a local service and information centre.

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Reiulf Ramstad Architects also completed a timber-clad nursery in Oslo this year - see our earlier story here.

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Photography is by the architects.

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Here's some more text from Reiulf Ramstad Architects:


Trollwall Restaurant

It’s a new cursor at the foot of the Troll Wall; The architecture of the new visitors`center next to E139 is an outcome of the sites` close connection to the impressive mountain wall, Europe's tallest vertical, overhanging rock face in The Romsdal Valley.

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

The Romsdal valley has some of the tallest, sheerest cliffs in Europe and is a popular place for BASE jumping including "birdmen" jumping off cliffs in Wingsuits!

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

This location allows for an exciting setting for the new service- and information center.

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

RRAs proposal is carefully planned in relation to the Troll Wall.

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

At the same time it is building a character and identity which in itself will be an attraction in the region.

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

The building has a simple, though flexible plan, with a characteristic roof that has its character from the majestetic surrounding landscape.

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Geometry of the roof is also generated from the view to the mountains from the restaurant inside the building.

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

These simple ways of design gives the building its character and identity that makes the Service center an eye-catcher and an architectural attraction in the region.

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Reiulf Ramstad Architects: Reiulf Ramstad, Sunniva Neuenkirchen Rosenberg and Espen Surnevik
Location: Trollveggen, Møre og Romsdal, Norway

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Program: New restaurant and service building
Client: Private

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Size: 700m2
Commission type: 1st price, Invited competition (2009)

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Status: Under construction
Year: Completed summer 2011

Trollwall Restaurant by Reiulf Ramstad Architects