The vertical boathouse is located at the end of a fjord, where the long-stretched shoreline of Norway meets the massive verticality of the Jotunheimen mountains.
The pavilion starts off as a simple boathouse creating shelter underneath a cantilevering roof. As it extends along the marina, the horizontal building suddenly shifts into a vertical structure, lifting the visitor’s perspective from the seaside to the vast mountains in the distance.
The twist is somehow ironic: It fundamentally changes the purpose and logic of the building, but the shape and vernacular character of the building remains the same.
The pavilion is planned to be built in Årdal/Norway in 2022 and contains a public sauna, storage for old boats, and a vertical mountain museum.
The building is a CLT construction, with a black stained pine exterior and a shiny, aluminum roof.