Espeneset is a new service area for the National Tourist Roads in Norway. The plot is located along national road 13 which runs through the Hardangerfjord. The program consists of a shelter for tourists offering a spectacular view towards the fjord.
The project combines a roof structure of thin hyperboloid aluminum plates with a more closed area over public restrooms. The double curvature of the roof is manufactured, then transported to the construction site and welded together using a temporary and adaptable timber jig. At the same time, they are welded to aluminum columns which are connected to a concrete base slab.
Once completed, the structure will have unique dimensions, being 60 m long, 4 m wide and 9 m tall at its highest point.