Gallery: Rolling Hotel Travels Through the Norwegian Fjords


Åndalsnes is a small Norwegian city that serves as a gateway to the region’s magnificent fjords — but it’s in need of a makeover. Jagnefält Milton Architecture has proposed a unique way to enliven the city: a hotel that rolls on the many train tracks that connect the town to the outside world. Spotted on designboom, the award-winning concept is a kinetic structure that can take visitors into the heart of the fjords in an environmentally-sensitive fashion. The architects even envision a master plan for an entire town that can move on tracks, spread out during the summer, and huddle close in the winter.

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  1. Holcim Awards December 28, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    This is a beautifully poetic idea. I love the simplicity of forms and the close connection between architecture and landscape. Innovative ideas like this are exactly the type of project that wins prizes in the Holcim Awards. Enter your projects to the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction.

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