E17 portraits - Standing stone to the sea

Larvik (NO) - Runner-up

Standing stone to the sea

Associates: Alexandre Bailleux (FR), Warren Louis-Marie (FR), Noémie Pages (FR) – architects

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"The first question to raise was how to cross the railway line ? The easiest solution might have been to design a footbridge with an elevator to easily cross the barrier represented by the train tracks and the mountain. But in our opinion, this incredible site does not deserve such a scar in the landscape. What’s more, a bird, a frog or even a lizard cannot take an elevator !"