Architects: Kristin Jarmund Architects
Location: Bergen, Norway
Project Team: K. Jarmund, A.Selstrøm. L.Strand, G.Messel, S. Grøholt, A.Eriksen, L. Houck, P. Larsson, K. Kittelsen
Area: 15,000 sqm
Photographs: Jan M Lillebø, Sture Nepstad, Benjamin Hummitzsch, Ole Harald Dale, Annema Selstrøm
MAD arkitekter recently won the competition for the development of a large media cluster in the west coast city of Bergen. Establishing an international hotspot for innovation and knowledge within the field of media, the Media City Bergen (MCB) gathers TV-channels, newspapers, providers of media technology, education and research environments in the same location of Lars Hilles gate 30, an area in the periphery of the city center undergoing urban transformation. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The winning proposal by C. F. Møller Architects for a new 10,000 m2 ward building for Haraldsplass Hospital in Bergen, Norway has been described by the jury as, “a whole new kind of hospital”. Gone are the traditional hospital corridors, to be replaced by open common areas and efficient logistics. The new building will lie at the foot of the Ulriken mountain, with the river Møllendalselven in front. More images and architects’ description after the break.
On Office’s Grand Terminus Hotel in Bergen, Norway is situated next to an exisiting traditional “Heritage” building. For the modern extension, the architects focused on maintaining a relationship with the existing hotel, while also working with sun exposure levels. The triangulated form morphs off the end of existing to become an unique entity that is still tied to its context. The geometric form provides dynamic interior spaces that aim to “establish an intimate relation with the existing small houses in the surroundings.”
More images after the break.
Kjellgren Kaminsky shared their proposal for a fish market and its surrounding square in Bergen, Norway. The five story building will house a market hall on the entrance and first floor and try to attract visitors and tourists who are passing by. “We believe that the traditional market would gain more visitors if it was combined with a modern marketplace fully equipped and under one roof,” explained the architects.
More about the fish market after the break.