Along one of the most popular tourist routes in Norway, travelers can admire the endless sea, fjords, rugged nature and unusual futuristic buildings that also attract attention. Particularly notable is the building that looks like a rolling wave, standing alone on the shore of the Norwegian Sea. Travelers have a natural question: "What is hidden behind the glass facade?"
The national hiking trails in Norway's scenic spots have skillfully combined rugged nature, unique architecture and modern design. The best architects and designers of the country were involved in the design of the tourist infrastructure to create non-standard projects that are located along 18 paved routes.
Moreover, high-level specialists worked not only on the creation of futuristic art objects that play the role of resting areas with small restaurants and recreation corners, they paid no less attention to public toilets, turning them into multifunctional objects. When travelers see a whole complex of recreation facilities, then any bizarre forms of buildings on this territory, although they are of interest, nevertheless, their purpose is guessed without any questions.
If tourists observe a lonely object along the road surrounded only by the boundless sea, fjords and rocks, then it can be very problematic to understand what it is. For uninformed travelers, these strange structures may seem like secret laboratories, entrances to underground treasures or newfangled art objects, because they really have a unique look.
According to the editors of Novate. Ru, the most mysterious and popular building is located on the Fv17 highway, which is an integral part of the Helgelandskysten tourist route ("Helgeland Coast").
Remarkable: The Helgeland Coast National Scenic Trail is the longest hiking trail of 18 lines currently in existence. To cover 433 km. the fascinating path that crosses the Arctic Circle, you will need to travel a considerable distance along the motorway and even have to make 6 ferry crossings.
A lonely small building in the form of a rolling wave with a glass facade was named Ureddplassen by the authors of the project Marit Justin Haugen and Dan Zohar. It acts as the centerpiece of a small open-air parking lot with stunning views of the sea and the towering cliffs that form the Lofoten Wall. The futuristic object itself performs a very ordinary function - it is … a public toilet.
True, there are few toilets that can "boast" of unusual architectural forms and glass facades. But this is not all the amazing discoveries associated with this place. As the authors of Novate. Ru managed to find out, more than 1.6 million euros were spent on the design of the parking lot, which contains only a few benches, a table and a small architectural structure of a non-standard shape!
As it turned out, in this country they do not skimp on creating comfortable conditions for travelers, and even guidebooks vividly describe such tiny resting areas with a toilet in the lead role: the midnight sun or the Northern Lights."
Ureddplassen immediately became very popular. After the completion of the construction of the mini-complex, travelers are so intrigued by the unusual structure that they try to stop here to look inside the newly-made sight. And the Norwegians themselves make a halt here not only for the sake of rest, but also in order to pay tribute to the memory of the heroes of the Second World War. It turns out that next to the observation deck there is a monument that was erected in honor of 42 sailors from the submarine HNoMS Uredd ("Fearless"), who died from a mine explosion in February 1943 off these rocky shores.
Fortunately for all of us, the era of dull and even creepy public toilets is receding into the past, giving way to extraordinary projects that are already breathtaking. That's why getting into the restrooms, which look like the coolest art object, many people forget why they came here at all.