Monday, 23 February 2009
If you’re based in Stavanger, Norway, you’re close to offshore oil production. The architects Helen & Hard, who have long been into using local resources, decided to make it an advantage. They applied the petroleum industry’s geological and technological expertise, production methods and materials to create an activity park aimed particularly at children. It’s called The Geopark and it’s organized around an artificial landscape which recreates the topography of the Troll field in a scale of 1:500. Surfaces and installations are constructed out of recycled and reshaped elements from the petroleum sector, taken from abandoned fields, offshore bases, equipment suppliers and scrap heaps. For more info on Helen & Hard and their recycling of both material and knowledge-related assets of the oil industry, look here.