Oslo, Norway is home to the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, an amazing new attraction standing 418 meters high. Oslo will be hosting the 2011 Nordic World Ski Championship and the new ski jump will be the main attraction. At the top of this behemoth, visitors will find a nice restaurant/bar to watch the festivities and cheer on their hometown favorites.
Constructed by JDS Architects, the Holmenkollen is a cantilever design, which recently passed technical and safety standards conducted by the World Ski Championship Association. One cool feature to mention is the stainless steel mesh cover intended to protect the skiers from severe fog or wind. For their opening ceremony, skiers did what they do best and entertained the crowd by jumping off the 20 or so different jumps available.
From the offset, the actual design of the structure doesn’t look like it can hold a restaurant, nor very many people for that matter. But, they definitely had the spectator in mind and adjusted the facility accordingly. It will be interesting to see where they position the media and camera equipment. I’m sure we’ll see a lot of great shots from the Nordic World Ski Championship next year.