Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Holmenkollen, Norway. Architect: JDS Architects, 2011.
|:||Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Holmenkollen, Norway. Architect: JDS Architects, 2011. Side view of ski jump.|
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|:||Holmenkollen Ski Jump|
|:||Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Holmenkollen, Norway. Architect: JDS Architects, 2011.|
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|:||From the architect: More than 100 years ago, a Norwegian lieutenant propelled himself 9.5 meters into the air and the sport of ski jumping was born. Since 1892, the village of Holmenkollen, twenty minutes from Oslo, has hosted legendary competitions and the site remains one of the foremost locales for the international sport including the 1952 Winter Olympics. Along with Wimbledon and the Wembley Arena, Holmenkollen Ski Jump the world’s most visited sports facility. Nevertheless as a skijump it is one of the smallest hills in the World Cup tournament, and in September 2005, the International Ski Federation decided that the current hill does not meet the standards to award the city the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. In December 2005 Norway’s Directorate of Cultural Heritage approved the demolition of the ski jump and in April 2007 the Oslo municipality announced an open international competition for a new ski jump. We beat out 103 other firms and were awarded the commission t|
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