Norway has perhaps the best conditions in the world for utilizing offshore wind power.
Its coastline is the longest and windiest in Europe and largely unsaturated with turbines. The oil industry has given the country vast expertise in offshore foundations, as well as immense investment capital. It has half of Europe’s hydropower to couple wind power.
The EU commission has committed to deriving 20% of its total energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020. Norway has the capacity to surpass this goal and become an exporter of the EU’s newest tradable good, renewable energy.
Norway has already begun speculation on such a venture, yet offshore wind farms are meeting strong resistance, mainly due to misinformation and ungrounded scepticism. What Norway needs to propel wind power is a flagship wind farm to promote and celebrate its newest investment.
Off the coast of Stavanger, Norway
31,500 sqm (hotel, museum)
Leon Rost, Joao Vieira Costa, Don Lawrence, Tudor Vlasceanu