Kistefos Twist Bridge

For their first project in Norway, BIG has completed the Kistefos Twist Bridge. The structure is suspended over the Randselva river in northern Europe's largest sculpture park. Its aluminum exterior looks like an art piece that belongs among the garden's installations. As the name implies, the structure twists 90 degrees at its center, creating the illusion of being inside a camera shutter. While it functions as a walkway across the water, the interior doubles as a museum. Full-heigh glazing flank the interior to provide expansive views of the riverbank and the pulp mill. As the windows reach the spiral, they become skylights washing the internal gallery space in natural light.

Photos: Laurian Ghinitoiu / Bjarke Ingels Group

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