Pålsbu Hydro Power Station

Manthey Kula Architects - Norway - 2007

The building is located just below Pålsbufjorden dam, the uppermost of a series of reservoirs funnelling down to the power station at Nore. The new station generates clean power from the height difference between the old dam and the lake 15 meters below, exploiting an unused potential of the structure. From a sustainable point of view, optimising the output of existing dams instead of establishing new dams or power plants is an important contribution to the preservation of nature and its habitats.