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  5. TYIN Tegnestue
  6. 2014
  7. TRD Heinemann / TYIN Tegnestue

TRD Heinemann / TYIN Tegnestue

  • 01:00 - 5 May, 2014
TRD Heinemann / TYIN Tegnestue
TRD Heinemann / TYIN Tegnestue, ©  Pasi Aalto
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Trondheim Airport, Værnes (TRD), 7500 Stjordal, Norway
  • Area

    62.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Built by

    Hanmo (welding), T¿mrer Stangvik (carpentry), T¿mrer Geir Wettland (carpentry), Interi¿rmont¿r Kostic (carpentry), Trondheim Elektro (electricity)
  • Products by

    Norsk Spon (back-wall timber), Livos Naturmaling (furniture oil), Nordby Gulv (flooring), Sifa (laser cutting)
  • Helping students

    Hilde Nessa, Alice L¿demel Sandberg, Kristin Solhaug N¾ss, Sissel Westvig, Simen Andreas Aas, HŒvard Eide, Kornelie Solenes, Henriette Bakke Nielsen, Bendik St¿ckert, Jonas Velken Kverneland
  • Client

    Gebr. Heinemann
  • Cost

    193000 EUR
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Text description provided by the architects. Gerb. Heinemann SE & co is one of the worlds largest corporations in duty free retail. They have stores at most european airports with international traffic. A number of these stores include a regional area, wherein regional products can be presented in a specifically tailored atmosphere. In company with some of the most known architect offices of the world, TYIN was asked to design this regional area in the Heinemann store at Trondheim Airport.

©  Pasi Aalto
© Pasi Aalto

The project has two main objectives. First, to show the uniqueness of the city and its cultural heritage. Second, to create something authentic and real, in stark contrast to the otherwise artificial and sterile environment of the airport. Hiding behind the facades of Trondheims unique wooden buildings are the backbones of Norwegian building tradition, the timber log structures. This way of building is several centuries old, and still in use today. Trondheim is also known for its steel industry related to shipping and seafare, another integral part of Norwegian cultural heritage.

©  Pasi Aalto
© Pasi Aalto

We began the process by searching for an old, traditional log house typical for the Trondheim-area. The log house we ended up with dates back to the 1880s. It was in a bad state and destined for demolition. After saving it from certain destruction, we carefully dissected and moved it to an indoor building hall. The rotting logs were removed, and the shape of the remaining structure dictated the design. The project is carried by miniature pier houses, a common trait of Trondheims traditional building mass. The miniatures are silhouette replicas of actual buildings. The steel shelves are burrowed deep into the timber logs, with each module containing a complex network of electric wiring, supplying the shelves with LED-lights. Remaining logs were cut into pieces and used to create a natural wooden back-wall. All work on the project was done by local craftsmen in a local setting.

©  Pasi Aalto
© Pasi Aalto

With this project we attempt to display our core values and our way of design, our love for simplicity in details and material choice, at the very heart of the commercial world.

©  Pasi Aalto
© Pasi Aalto
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "TRD Heinemann / TYIN Tegnestue" 05 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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