Heia Mirror Wall (Heia Speilveggen) won the Norwegian sculpture pylon competition for Statnett. The project was intended for Heia in Tromsø, Norway as part of a planned electrical line between Lofoten and Balsfjord and a renewed focus of overhead line structures and the environment (”Miljøtilpasning av kraftledninger”). The design of the mirror wall makes it blend in almost completely with the surroundings instead of standing out and interrupting the natural environment. From certain angles, however, it will show itself by reflecting different parts of the landscape. The pylon is constructed of a simple steel grid framework covered by either mirror polished stainless steel or glass.
The Heia mirror wall is meant as a single sculpture in a line of more conventional pylons placed close to a Sami cultural center in norther Norway.
The project is designed by Bystrup Architects with Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson as consulting engineers.
Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson carried out the entire engineering design for the competition phase.
The project was developed in 2010, but has been postponed indefinitely.
Images courtesy of Bystrup Architects.