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Lantern Pavilion / AWP / Atelier Oslo

Lantern Pavilion / AWP / Atelier Oslo

© Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen + 22

Lighting  · 
Sandnes, Norway
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project AWP/ Atelier Oslo
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    140.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2010

Text description provided by the architects. When Sandnes and Stavanger were chosen as cultural capitals of Europe 2008, the Norwegian Wood competitions were launched to promote innovative, timber architecture contributing to make the region an international showcase for it. Sandnes asked for the design a new square and a sculptural object in wood in pedestrian district Langgata aiming at revitalizing the area, and creating a place where many different activities could take place: a meeting point, markets, informal music concerts and other happenings.

© Jonas Adolfsen
© Jonas Adolfsen

A place able to shelter, invite and encourage more social events and to sustain new practices. Since the site is visible from afar, and from the railway separating thèse two distinct areas of the city it was essential to create an object that could be experienced from distance and reveal the square. Homely but looking at the future, our ambition was to create a manifesto for public space design : not just a decoration, but an urban strategy;

The proposal used the iconographic shape of and old, uplifted wooden house. By the redefinition of its traditional construction and by making it glow in the dark, a new landmark for the city was created, a symbol of the old city upscaled to the new city’s dimensions, dealing with the Norwegian wood ancient architecture motives to design a contemporary object.

© Jonas Adolfsen
© Jonas Adolfsen

This public Lantern aimed at providing a space where to enjoy light and weather changes if/when nothing else takes place. And if there is always something happening, on account of the Lantern, more will happen: creativity calls for creativity.

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Address: Langgata 22, 4306 Sandnes, Norway

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "Lantern Pavilion / AWP / Atelier Oslo" 16 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/110854/lantern-pavilion-awp-atelier-oslo/> ISSN 0719-8884
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