rintala eggertsson installs fish rack structures on norway beach for SALT festival
 
rintala eggertsson installs fish rack structures on norway beach for SALT festival rintala eggertsson installs fish rack structures on norway beach for SALT festival
aug 25, 2014

rintala eggertsson installs fish rack structures on norway beach for SALT festival

rintala eggertsson installs fish rack structures on norway beach for SALT festival
photo by gunnar holmstad
all images courtesy of rintala eggertsson architects

 

 

 

influenced by traditional arctic fish racks, rintala eggertsson architects have installed a series of wood structures on a beach in northern norway to serve as the functional framework for the upcoming arts festival, SALTthe pitched forms will be used primarily for displaying artwork and hosting musical performances, while remaining flexible for other potential exhibitions. the building type allows for easy transport, assembly, and disassembly, and also resists wind forces common on the exposed shores. located on the mountainous island of sandhornøy, the event begins on august 29, 2014 and will travel to multiple locations over a period of many years, while remaining at its current site until september 6, 2015.

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the pitched structural form will host artwork and musical performances
photo by gunnar holmstad

 

 

 

reached by a ferry ride, SALT invites guests to its remote island site over the duration of a year to experience art events while fully immersed in the arctic landscape. over the coming years, the festival is planned to travel throughout the northern regions of the planet, with sites in greenland, iceland, the faroe islands, ireland, scotland, spitsbergen, alaska, and russia.

 

to kick off the event, key elements of the opening weekend’s program include a performance by the arctic symphonic orchestra, cuisine from ‘restaurant gildeskål’, and a presentation of the documentary ‘the light that I feel’, by filmmaker yang fudong.

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the open framework is able to resist potentially strong ocean winds
photo by gunnar holmstad

rintala eggertsson architects salt festival installations norway designboom

SALT is centered around three fish rack structures
photo by gunnar holmstad

rintala eggertsson architects salt festival installations norway designboom

photo by gunnar holmstad

rintala eggertsson architects salt festival installations norway designboom

the structure utilizes metal hardware at its connections
photo by gunnar holmstad

 

 

 

the fish rack structures are accompanied by other various small buildings functioning as performance venues, saunas, and temporary dwellings for festival guests and participants. in addition, guests are able to freely camp on the beach.

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an enclosed volume is elevated by an irregular arrangement of inclined posts
photo by marte antonsen

rintala eggertsson architects salt festival installations norway designboom

the volume ascends towards a view of the sea
photo by marte antonsen

rintala eggertsson architects salt festival installations norway designboom

photo by marte antonsen

rintala eggertsson architects salt festival installations norway designboom

a student-built sauna allows for a heated and relaxing retreat from the arctic air
photo by marte antonsen

 

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