Current - Vrangfoss hydroelectric power station
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The means of production of electricity is becoming more and more hidden away while its consumption and ubiquity is growing. This project aims to create a hydro station with a strong presence and clarity, mediating the forces and scale of nature, as well as the forces and scale of machines. Vrangfoss hydroelectric power station sits within an existing natural and technological infrastructure for hydro electric power production, allowing for added output of electricity while lowering the impact on the local environment compared to developing an untouched site. The architecture of the dam and power house has a strong and clear presence and language, made possible by the existing stations and staff along the river. The building emphasizes the changes in scale in nature created by the shaping and facilitation of the landscape, and the changes in the forces of nature through the conversion of potential energy in the dam to the electrical energy fed out through the grid. A building stating its presence and its demand while not competing with nature surrounding and supporting it.