Gallery: Paradoxically Beautiful Power Plants are Designed to Enhance N...

Stein Hamre Arkitektkontor As was given the rather difficult and paradoxical task of creating two "beautiful" new hydraulic power stations, but from the looks of these photos, we think they succeeded. Called Bjørnstokk and ØvreForsland, the new structures actually enhance the dramatic Norwegian landscape. The former plant blends seamlessly into two massive boulders left behind during the last ice age, while the latter is designed to sync with a nearby spruce forest. Each medium-sized plant will provide enough energy for 1,600 residents each year.

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