Salmon ladder at the Kvasfossen waterfall, by Rever & Drage Architects

Salmon ladder at the Kvasfossen waterfall, by Rever & Drage Architects
[Kvasfossen] Norway
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Salmon ladder at the Kvasfossen waterfall, by Rever & Drage Architects. Photograph © Tom Auger
This building, located on the edge of a cliff with the Lyang River at the bottom, has a double functionality that allows the salmon to be enjoyed at the visitors' center, at the same time as it works as a screen against the road that passes next to it, developing the project towards the interior.

Designed by Rever & Drage Architects, the project is itself a contrast, it is small at the same time as large, modern and traditional at the same time, and has comfortable spaces and hard encounters. Located in a dense oak forest, the building is characterized for being designed to live a unique experience where the salmon is going to be the protagonist, giving the visitor the possibility to see the salmon go through the artificial swimming pool underground or walk the trail along the River Lynga to see the waterfall of Kvåsfossen in Lyngdal where the salmon ladder is.

Description of the by Rever & Drage Architects

In 2014 a salmon ladder was opened at the Kvåsfossen waterfall in Lyngdal, Norway. As part of the ladder, an underground artificial pool was included to allow the public to see the passing salmon. Due to the public interest and for practical reasons, a visitor centre was built to accomodate the public here.

The plot just above the salmon ladder provides a spectacular location at the edge of a more

Rever & Drage Architects
Design team
Tom Auger, Martin Beverfjord, Eirik Lill
Kvasfossen, Vest-Agder, Norway
450 m2 (only Visitor centre)
Tom Auger

Rever and Drage

Rever and Drage is an architectural office formed by 3 architects (Martin Beverfjord, Tom Auger and Eirik Lilledrange) with offices in Oslo and Flekkefjord.They take on assignments throughout Norway. Currently they have active projects in Sør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Hordaland, Vest-Agder and Rogaland, in addition to Oslo where we carry out the bulk of our work.

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