Location: Gula Leden >>
Construction Year: 2018
Team: Martin Törnquist, Umeå School of architecture (UMA), Sverige. Lucas SchefferTrondheim School of Architecture (NTNU), Norge. Alicia Lu Lin Bergen School of Architecture (BAS), Norge. Alexander Angrén Chalmers Tekniska Högskola (CTH),Sverige. Rut Näsman Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU), Sverige.
Caretakers: Älgens Stiftelse

The site Nola Jola along Gula Leden offers a magnificent and almost overwhelming panorama. There are high and low vegetations as well as different levels of stone surfaces around this area. Our intention is to frame these situations by enhancing specific qualities that allow visitors to stop by and experience.

By placing a series of horizontal and vertical panels, the site is divided into zones to offer different spatial experiences. This allows opportunities for multiple groups of visitors to use it at the same time. The walls and floors also become extensions of the natural elements on site, the stones and trees.

There is a place to lay down in a bed of moss, looking up towards the tree crown of “the mother tree”. There is a passage way with changing frames of views as you move forward, opening up to see the wood/paper factory and eventually the start of the sea. As you turn around, your vision suddenly opens up towards the town and the lake. You will also find the BBQ grill which has always been there. Peeking through the wall on the side, there is a seat for one person alone or a couple, looking towards the horizon through big and small trees. Around the other side of the main viewing frame, you can sit with your loved ones watching sunset. A covered shelter is hidden on the other side of the passage way, offering a more protected and cozy space from the changing weather.

We hope that you will find your favorite spot in the maze.

A maze thing would not be realized without the help of amazing people


A-Maze-Thing is located along Gula Leden just below the Television or Radio Transmitter on the trail towards Själevad.
Co-ordinates: 63.302269, 18.657357



In the year 2020 ARKNAT won the "Architecute of the Year" awards (Årets Arkitektur). The awards was handed out during the Swedish Design Awards by RUM in Stockholm.