Architects to discuss Norwegian scenic byways in Washington DC

Scenic overlook, Stegastein.

Scenic overlook, Stegastein, Aurdal.


On March 30, a moderated panel discussion on scenic byways in the U.S. and Norway will feature Norwegian architects Tommie Wilhelmsen and Henning Kaland, along with Brad Cownover, director of conservation services for Scenic America, the non-profit advocacy group. 

It will take place at The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., which is a museum of “architecture, design,engineering, construction, and urban planning”. It was created by an act of Congress in 1980.

Wilhelmsen and Kalanden, from Norway, are members of a team of international architects and designers that has created rest stops and scenic overlooks along The National Tourist Routes in Norway.

The exhibit “Detour: Architecture and Design Along 18 National Tourist Routes in Norway”, which will remain at the museum through May, highlights the Tourist Routes Projects. It will be open for viewing prior to the lecture. 

Large-scale models of the projects, each accompanied by descriptive text and supporting images, anchor the show. To help visitors put them all in context, a presentation device modeled after old-fashioned stereoscopes shows moving images of the Norwegian landscape.

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