The Geopark is an experimental urban space which tests new ways of reusing resources from the petroleum sector.
This industry’s geological and technological expertise, production methods and materials have been applied to create an activity park aimed particularly at children.
The Geopark is organised around an artificial landscape which recreates the topography of the Troll field in a scale of 1:500.
Surfaces and installations are constructed out of recycled and reshaped elements from the petroleum sector, taken from abandoned fields, offshore bases, equipment suppliers and scrap heaps.
As a part of the official programme for celebrating the Stavanger region as a European Capital of Culture in 2008, the project has been developed by the Helen & Hard architectural practice and the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in cooperation with local youth groups.