Paalsbu Power Station, view from the dam.
This hydroelectric power generating station is located just below the Pålsbu dam in the Numedal valley. It adds a new generator to the larger power station below, avoiding the need for a completely new dam and plant.
The new structure aims to enhance the qualities of the existing situation. It contains turbine, generator, transformer and staff facilities, and consists of 15 prefabricated insulated concrete elements, covered by a steel beam roof. The shape indicated the rotating flow of the water, and the shadows on the façade chart the course of the sun across the 530-metre stretch of the dam. Stainless steel profiles lead rainwater away from openings, but allow it to run over the large concrete surfaces, that over time will be covered with lichen and algae.