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Stovnertårnet – Oslo’s new unique viewpoint

ÅF Lighting designed the lighting for this spectacular lookout-tower among the treetops

Stovnertårnet is a newly opened scenic tower located in The Grorud Valley in Oslo. This unique and eye catching viewpoint is designed by LINK Arkitektur and includes several observation decks. LINK Arkitektur is well-known for their ability to merge modern architecture with natural landscapes – and Stovnertårnet is no exception.

ÅF Lighting designed the scenographic and functional lighting for the 260 meter long footbridge. The lighting is designed to emphasize its architectural structure, which is inspired by the way birds circle in the air. The wooden support beams are even designed to accommodate local bird species.

The project was initiated by the district of Stovner and Oslo Municipality, among others, with the intention of adding a unique destination in the area to attract visitors from near and far, at all hours. The tower is placed on a small hill in a glen, located in the suburb Stovner, to give a stunning view of The Grorud Valley and lookout over the treetops.

The lighting contributes to a sense of security in the local area and facilitates orientation after dark, while creating a stunning landmark at night. Both the bearing structure and the lighting are devised carefully in proportion to the natural surroundings of the area.

The tower is open to the public all year round, free of charge.

Client: Link Landskap 
Location: Oslo, Norway
Status: Completed 2017