The Holmenkollen Ski Jump built in Oslo, Norway is the work of JDS Architects. The International Ski Federation has certified the structure and it is ready to host the Nordic World Ski Championship in March 2011.
All the standards regarding the safety and the technical details were passed by the Jump and so, it was inaugurated in an opening ceremony that featured 20 ski jumpers. The longest jump at 141 meters was performed by Rune Vetla. According to some contestants, this is the best ski jump they have ever competed on.
The cantilevered design hosts a restaurant/bar at 418 meters where visitors will enjoy views to Oslo and to the fjords. A special feature is the stainless steel mesh that protects the jumpers from extreme wind and fog.
photos © Iwan Baan | JDS Architects