The 20 Most Beautifully Designed New Restaurants: Troll Wall

Troll Wall Visitor's Center 3

According to the latest issue of Architectural Digest, “they’ve surveyed the globe to find the best new restaurants where high design tops the menu”:

Dining out is rarely just about the food. The scene, the socializing, and the sense of a special event are equally important. When done right, a restaurant’s design enhances all of these elements. A simple meal seems that much more appetizing when paired with appealing furniture, luxurious finishes, and alluring lighting. 

Troll Wall Visitor's Center 2

One of the 20 most beautifully design restaurants are according to Architectural Digest located at the Troll Wall Visitor’s Center in Romsdal, Norway:

Sited at the foot of the Trollveggen, or Troll Wall, the highest vertical rock face in Europe, the visitor center and cafeteria has a dramatically angular roofline that was inspired by the craggy mountains that surround it. Designed by Oslo architect Reiulf Ramstad, it’s an eye-opening addition to the pristine parkland. No stranger to working in such picturesque locations, Ramstad has completed a number of breathtaking modernist interventions at Norwegian tourist stops.

 Troll Wall Visitor's Center 1

Editors note:

Architectural Digest is correct: There is no restaurant at the Troll Wall Visitor’s Center, but a cafeteria. According to Wikipedia, there is a slight difference from a restaurant: “Instead of table service, there are food-serving counters/stalls, either in a line or allowing arbitrary walking paths. Customers take the food they require as they walk along, placing it on a tray.”

But who cares about these minor details: After visiting the Troll Wall Visitor’s Center, you probably will not remember if the food was served on a plate anyway.

Photos by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Text by: Thor Bugge Lanesskog, ThorNews

Categories: Culture, Design, Travel

3 replies

  1. Very artistic! 2 are very melted in the natural context! Trolleveggen could be a bit more “discretely performed” 🙂

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