The pavilion, made entirely of wood, has been given the name “Gjennomsikten” (“to see through”) due to its transparent character. Standing 5 meters tall with the viewing platform giving an overview of the river, allowing one to see both up towards Skien and down towards Porsgrunn. The placement and dimensions of the materials creates varying degrees of transparency and experience of mass. Inside there is a smaller interior space offering a view of the river drifting past and the public beach across the once so polluted river.

The project was built and financed in connection with the walkabout project “Breddelangs” (along the riverside), a pre-production “PS14”, byGrenland Friteater, Teater Ibsen, Feste Landskap, Fremtidens Byer as well as the Porsgrunn and Skien municipalities. The project aimed to create public awareness of Lahelle, a former industrial lot that despite toxic pollution has become a popular green spot for walks for the locals. The project first and foremost acted as a stage for the aforementioned walkabout project’s theatrical performances and secondly became a public meeting-place alongside the river.

Year: 2013
Status: Completed

Anna Andrea Vik Aniksdal
Sindre Wam
Jørund Bjørlykke


Kolab Architects consists of three people with a background from both art and architecture, engaged in a wide range of activities such as exhibitions, competitions and teaching, in addition to being an architecture studio. Kolab Architects also established and hosts Kollaboratoriet.
Kollaboratoriet is an interdisciplinary collective of architects and artists, consisting of both in-house and external collaborators. The physical studio acts as the main workspace of seven people working with architecture, art, set design, illustration, graphic design and programming.
The collective was established in 2013 and is located in Oslo city centre, where we work independently and collectively in all overlapping fields.





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