World's first ship tunnel by Snøhetta, Stad Peninsula, Norway (3D animation)
The Norwegian Coastal Administration has revealed visualizations of the world's first full-scale ship tunnel that would link two fjords on either side of the Stad Peninsula in Norway, allowing ships to bypass the most exposed, most dangerous waters on the Norwegian coast. With the project now in the feasibility stage, architecture studio Snøhetta has produced a series of rendered design concepts to help the project gain traction within the Norwegian government.
The Stad Ship Tunnel would measure 1.7 kilometers long, 36 meters wide and 49 meters tall – large enough to accommodate full-sized boats such as large cruise ships, sailboats, and coastal steamers. Estimates show that between 70 and 120 ships could use the tunnel on a daily basis.