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.