Knoll Ridge Cafe
Knoll Ridge Café is located at Whakapapa Ski Field on Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park. Situated on the side of a
mountain the commercial ski field is also sited on what is New Zealand’s largest active volcano. Rapidly changing weather is
typical of the conditions encountered on New Zealand mountains, with Mt. Ruapehu
no exception. Designing a building for such a severe environment provided its own set of unique challenges.