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Atelier Oslo’s Lanternen Pavilion is Made From Sustainable Norwegian Wood
Posted By Ana Lisa On May 15, 2013 @ 12:35 pm In Architecture,Daylighting,Design,Innovation,Sustainable Materials | No Comments
Lanternen is a new contemporary pavilion that stands in the middle of a pedestrian street in the city of Sandnes, Norway. Designed by local studio Atelier Oslo, the shelter has a become a prominent landmark in the city. Shaped like a greenhouse on eco-friendly wooden stilts, it lives up to its name by glowing like a lantern at night.
Visible from afar, Lanternen serves as a meeting point and market shelter, as well as a space for informal music concerts and other performances. It stands on four stilts that are made from local sustainable oak . Built with steel reinforcement on the joints, some of the columns’ legs cleverly transform into benches where they meet the ground.
The glass  panels are mounted in an overlapping pattern — like a roof – featuring a translucent printed pattern that filters the light. Lanternen was created back in 2008, when Sandnes and Stavanger were chosen as cultural capitals of Europe . The design was the winner of a competition named Norwegian Wood, launched to promote contemporary architecture and the use of sustainable timber.
+ Atelier Oslo 
Via Archilovers 
Photos by Atelier Oslo 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/atelier-oslos-lanternen-pavilion-is-made-from-sustainable-norwegian-wood/atelier-oslo-glazed-lanternen-2/
 oak: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak
 glass: http://inhabitat.com/santiago-calatravas-liege-guillemins-station-is-a-daylit-cathedral-for-high-speed-trains-photos/
 cultural capitals of Europe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Capital_of_Culture
 + Atelier Oslo: http://www.atelieroslo.no/
 Archilovers: http://www.archilovers.com/p44924/lanternen#images
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