The hiking trail spans 850 metres and is very popular with local and visiting walkers, joggers and cyclists. Named the Stavanger Boardwalk, the project comprises two bridges and paths, one is 45 metres and the other is 30 metres. It connects neighbouring coastal villages in the Håhammaren area which look out onto the magnificent Hafrsfjord, one of the most well-known fjords in Norway.
The project was commissioned by the Stavanger region in 2011. Their task was to find a solution that would preserve as much of the natural surroundings and terrain as possible, while also creating an innovative and remarkable structure that would leave a lasting impression.
For this project, the foundations were fixed into the seafloor, which is 45 metres long and was clad with a geometrically patterned cover of Accoya, with recessed diagonal stripes to make it extra slip-resistant in colder periods when ice is likely. An integrated bench that runs along the inside of the bridge has also been made using Accoya allowing visitors to sit, rest and gaze beyond to the Hafrsfjord.
Applications used in this project: Inspiration