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The Hardangerfjord — one of the longest fjords in the world — may be the main attraction along Norway’s Highway 13, but the new rest stop that looks out to this captivating inlet is a wonder in its own right.

A view of the Hardangerfjord in Norway looking through the steel arches of a roadside stop structure by Code Arkitektur.
Photos by Fovea Studio
Looking towards the glowing washroom facility at the end of a roadside stop structure by Code Arkitektur that's illuminated at night. A picnic table sits in the foreground underneath the arched roof that shelters the walkway.

Designed by Oslo firm Code Arkitektur, it’s part of the Norwegian Scenic Routes, an initiative that commissions cultural pavilions that knit together the country’s most picturesque landscapes. Complementing rather than competing with its surrounding view, the metal-clad concrete structure establishes its own mountain range in miniature with a 50-metre-long roofline defined by a series of sharp peaks.

A night view of a roadside stop in Norway by Code Arkitektur. A rippling metal ceiling covers a narrow walkway that terminates in a glowing. metal washroom structure. The Hardangerfjord sits in the background.
Photo by Fovea Studio

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