Fish Market / Kjellgren Kaminsky

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.

Most of the program fits into the compact building so the extra space in the square can be used as a public gathering space.  This flexible gathering space, that can function as a temporary market, meeting place, or outdoor exhibition space, is part of a larger context as it connects to other public locations.  The public space extends through the building ending in a balcony condition that provides panoramic views of the square and the marina.

The volume of the building and its materiality “collect its inspiration from Bergen’s building history and the reinterpretation of it in to a modern gesture”. The wood clad facade and the home’s spatial proportions were inspired by local building traditions.

Client: Bergen Municipality, Norway Object: market square and fishmarket building Size: 5000 sqrm market + 800sqrm building Stage: concluded international competition Team: Joakim Kaminsky, Fredrik Kjellgren, Corina Bermundez, Marie Löwenherz, Eli Bowes

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Fish Market / Kjellgren Kaminsky " 13 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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