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Ever enjoyed such a nice rest stop?


What look like dream homes from an architecture magazine, are in truth toilet blocks on Norway's roads. Once again it proves: the Scandinavians simply love modern design.




A futuristic rest stop with sea view can be found in Gildeskål. Haugen/Zohar Architects and Landskapsfabrikken AS built this combined rest stop and memorial. It is reminiscent of the U-boat "Uredd", which sank off the coast here during the Second World War.

Ein futuristischer Rastplatz mit Meeresblick in Gildeskål, Norwegen

© Architect: Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter, Project Management/Landscape Architect: Landskapsfabrikken AS ved Inge Dahlman, Photos: Lars Grimsby & Stainer Skar @Statens Vegvesen 



This composition made of concrete and mirror glass on a motorway near Andøya invites you to linger. It is intended as a rest stop and viewpoint. The design is by Morfeus Architects. 

Moderne Toilette an einer Autobahn bei Andøya, Norwegen

© MORFEUS Støvring Wille



This toilet block in Moskenesøya offers a hip mix of stainless steel and concrete. The surroundings are also very beautiful. Moskenesøya is situated on a southern island of the Lofoten. 

Moderne Toilette in Moskenesøya, Norwegen

© Paul Warchol

Text   Felix Enzian

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