FISH MARKET

Design: 2013 - 2015
Completed: July 2017
Program: 350 m2 indoor market and restaurant
Client: Indre Oslofjord Fiskerlag
Location: Rådhusbrygge, Oslo, Norway

CONNECTING CITY AND SEA

Oslo Fisketorg, Fisketorget, fish market, fish hall, Dark, Arkitekter, Architects, Aker Brygge, Rådhusbrygge, Pipervika, Concrete, glass, Panoramah, curtain wall, pavilion, paviljong,

FISH MARKET
CONNECTING CITY AND SEA

Design: 2013 - 2015
Completed: July 2017
Program: 350 m2 indoor market and restaurant
Client: Indre Oslofjord Fiskerlag
Location: Rådhusbrygge, Oslo, Norway
Photo: Finn Ståle Felberg

Located in the harbor of Oslo, the new fish market strengthens the fjord city identity; an open structure, connecting the city and the sea. The fish market, with its openness, placement and program, contributes to a varied urban life along the seaside – rooted in maritime activity.

Oslo Fisketorg, Fisketorget, fish market, fish hall, Dark, Arkitekter, Architects, Aker Brygge, Rådhusbrygge, Pipervika, Concrete, glass, Panoramah, curtain wall, pavilion, paviljong, diagram, axonometry
Aerial view diagram

Oslo fish market emerges as a simple, quiet and minimalistic structure between the City Hall, Akershus Fortress, the busy Aker Brygge area and the fjord. The building is a one-story pavilion with glass facades opening in all directions, and where fresh fish and sea-food changes hands, all under a beautiful coffered concrete ceiling - cast in situ. The roof cantilevers and creates a covered area along the façade. During summer season, the glass panels can open, and wipe out the distinction between in- and outside, making the market a seamless continuation of the urban floor. 

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The glass panels can open up, and minimize distinction between in- and outside. Photo: Finn Ståle Felberg
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Main idea diagram; a built connection between city and sea.
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Main principle diagram; an open, flexible structure that opens up in all four direction.
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Interior view. The kitchen is open, and exposes the process of preparation to the visitors. Photo: Finn Ståle Felberg
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The fish market is a sober, silent and honest structure, in-between downtown prominent buildings, such as the town hall. Photo: Finn Ståle Felberg
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The pavilion is located at the border of the Rådhusplassen square, and creates a built connection between the public space and the harbor, where local fishermen anchor up to sell their fresh fish and sea food.
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Model - the roof is the building's fifth, and most prominent facade. When the glass facades are open, the building appears as a covered, seamless continuation of the urban floor.
Oslo Fisketorg, Fisketorget, fish market, fish hall, Dark, Arkitekter, Architects, Aker Brygge, Rådhusbrygge, Pipervika, Concrete, glass, Panoramah, curtain wall, pavilion, paviljong,
Photo: Finn Ståle Felberg