Ring of Bjólfur Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
Esja Architecture introduces Ring of Bjólfur, a ring-shaped viewing platform on the slopes of Mount Bjólfur, in East Iceland, 650m above sea level. The platform will overlook Seydisfjordur, a narrow fjord with steep mountains known for its vibrant art scene, food culture, and annual art and music festival, as well as for having the only ferry connection from Iceland to mainland Europe. The simple concrete structure will sit on top of the rugged landscape and hover over the edge to provide spectacular views over the fjord and to the Atlantic Ocean.
The ring will have a diameter of 32 meters, with a walkway and bench spanning its entire 100m circumference. The 360° experience will invite visitors to explore views of the surrounding mountains, the town, the valley, and mountain peak above. The slightly sloping ring structure will also be wheelchair accessible.
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