Kvitsøy Coastal Control

Location : Kvitsøy, Norway
Building type : Coastal control centre and pilot station
Client : Norwegian Directorate of Public works , Ministry of Fisheries
Size : 900 m2
Schedule : Finished 2000
Consultants : AS Frederiksen, SCC Løset AS, Rasmussen & Strand AS
Primary architects : Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Christian Dale, Elina Backer Fürst

The building wraps itself around an existing pilot station on the ridge of the island, creating an architectural friction between the two. The shaping of the slate-clad skin relates to the topography of the Island and the roof scape of the village below.
Distinctly profiled, the building also serves its purpose as beacon for navigating in the rough surrounding waters.