STORMEN CULTURE QUARTER

COMPLETED: 2014
PROGRAM: 8000 landscape design adjacent to 17000 sqm music hall and library (DRDH)
CLIENT: Bodø municipality and DRDH
LOCATION: Downtown, Bodø, Norway
COLLABORATION: DRDH (ARCH), DARK (LARK. Architectural advisor)

in the heart of bodø

STORMEN CULTURE QUARTER
in the heart of bodø

COMPLETED: 2014
PROGRAM: 8000 landscape design adjacent to 17000 sqm music hall and library (DRDH)
CLIENT: Bodø municipality and DRDH
LOCATION: Downtown, Bodø, Norway
COLLABORATION: DRDH (ARCH), DARK (LARK. Architectural advisor)
© Tove Lauluten/DARK

A “carpet” of granite spans between the waterfront and the buildings lining Storgata. The new culture quarter is given a strong and clear identity. The granite in the landscape design harmonizes with the façade on the new music hall and library.

Granite walls help negotiate differences in level between street and entrances, as well as acting as seating. Steps and ramps are finished in similar granite as the street to create harmony between foundation and building facades.
Anterior to the glass facade of the library, a vast set of stairs create an amphitheater and social zone towards the waterfront.

Stormen, by client Bodø municipality, architect DRDH and landscape architect DARK (Architectural advisor and planning application for DRDH) won the Statens byggeskikkspris 2015. The buildings (DRDH) won the “Betongelementprisen 2015”. Stormen was also amongst 20 shortlisted projects for “Arkitekturprisen 2015”

AWARDS: Byggeskikksprisen 2015(Bodø municipality as client, DRDH as architect and DARK as landscapearchitect).

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