Seljord Lookout Points by RINTALA EGGERTSSON ARCHITECTS.
The myth about a sea serpent in the lake of Seljord has become an integral part of how the local people of Telemark conceive its majestic landscape. Tales about mysterious phenomena in the lake have flourished for centuries and are a natural part of the daily life in the area.
In 2008, the municipality of Seljord decided to use this mythical feature as a point of departure for a development programme for the area. Together with the curators Springer kulturstudio, they commissioned Rintala Eggertsson Architects to design different lookout points around the lake to ease the access for local population and visitors to experience the lake at some important places.
Slinky Springs To Fame by Tobias Rehberger.
Artist Tobias Rehberger is the creative behind Oberhausen, Germany’s “Slinky Springs To Fame” bridge. After an intense collaboration with structural designers of Schlaich Bergermann and Partner, the 496 coil bridge came to fruition.
High strength steel was utilized to spane the Rhine Canal, and there was great care taken into account for the color choices of the flooring on this public walkway. The classic slinky toy was the ultimate inspiration for this bridge, with a creative artist’s twist. The night time views of this toy-based bridge by Rehberger might be the most stunning of all.
Galeria Centercity Facade
The strategy for the building enclosure consists of creating an optical illusion. The facades feature two layers of customized aluminium extrusion profiles on top of a back layer of composite aluminium cladding. The vertical profiles of the top layer are straight; but those of the back layer are angled. This results in a wave-like appearance, which changes with the viewpoint of the spectator (Moiré effect).