Ok, I’m pre-inclined to like this building. While it’s a mountaineering centre, with what seems to be some museum functions too, my main inclination comes from its main tall spike: it’s a climbing gym.
Plenty to like here… sculptural design that fits its function within, with a skin pattern that reminds of the nearby mountains, and with a number of lovely little spatial vignettes inside. The only boo for me is the climbing wall itself – it seems a bit plain to my eyes.
Overall, this is one cool building. Nice work.
The Norwegian Mountaineering Centre by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.