Innovative Rest Stops in Norway

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Innovative Rest Stops in Norway

Building on nearly 40 years of architectural expertise, Løvseth+Partners has developed two large rest stops by the motorway along Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake. The innovative rest stops in Norway offer magnificent view of the lake.

Founded in 2003, Løvseth+Partners, has built on the tradition and expertise of founder Morten Løvseth. He has been responsible for several impressing projects, among them the Government Park in Oslo, an area of 10,000 square meters built in stone.

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Transport related projects

Innovative Rest Stops in Norway
The two rest stops at Mjøsa have Ferrari red facades and sculptural forms

The two rest stops at Mjøsa have Ferrari red facades and sculptural forms as well as the room-forming timber light masts, giving the places clear identity. Blasting-gravel from the construction of the highway are sculpturally chiseled to sitting furniture. The project was completed in 2015.

Innovative Rest Stops in Norway
Architect Morten Løvseth. Photo: Arkitektnytt

The most interesting projects for Løvseth+Partners are in fact transport related. The company has taken on several contracts designing bridges, the majority built in timber.  Norway is the world’s leading in regards to timber construction, and there is an incredible amount of engineering science that goes into designing these timber bridges in order for them to withstand the weight of 50 tonners of trucks. And an equal amount of breaking force.

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14 architectural awards

Innovative Rest Stops in Norway
The project was completed in 2015.

Since its foundation, the architectural company has seen steady growth, taking on projects, large and small, and specializing in large housing projects. Morten Løvseth has been contributing in winning 23 architectural competitions out of 50 attempts and has received 14 architectural awards.

In addition to his architect practice, he is head of the Architecture Council for the National Tourist Routes in Norway, and has on numerous occasions been a sensor for the Oslo School of Architecture, and The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, in Trondheim. Løvseth is also a skilled drawer and illustrator.

Innovative Rest Stops in Norway
In addition to his architect practice, Løvseth is head of the Architecture Council for the National Tourist Routes in Norway

Løvseth’s foremost references include the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Tønsberg Library, Fredrikstad Town Hall, The Government Squares, University of Agder, Høyanger Bathing Facility and a number of major residential projects and bridges.

Innovative Rest Stops in Norway, written by Tor Kjolberg

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Journalist, PR and marketing consultant Tor Kjolberg has several degrees in marketing management. He started out as a marketing manager in Scandinavian companies and his last engagement before going solo was as director in one of Norway’s largest corporations. Tor realized early on that writing engaging stories was more efficient and far cheaper than paying for ads. He wrote hundreds of articles on products and services offered by the companies he worked for. Thus, he was attuned to the fact that storytelling was his passion.