Trondheim Hotel, Brattøra Harbour, Congress Center Norway, Norwegian Architecture, Design
Trondheim Hotel, Norway : Brattøra Building
Crown Hotel & Aquarium Development – design by Julien De Smedt, architects
19 Jan 2008
Trondheim Hotel Building
Trondheim Hotel and Congress Center
Design: Julien De Smedt Architects
Crown Hotel Brattøra
How do we create a hotel whose best views are blocked?
With The First King Hotel and Congress Center, a project in Trondheim’s Brattøra Harbour District, we managed to avoid contextual yokes with the adjacent buildings and planning restrictions, and enjoy both the views to the beautiful Trondheim Fjord as well as take the sunlight and the scenic city.
The site has been extruded to fit the programmatic purposes and then lifted at the corners, creating triangular pyramid shapes orienting verdant terraces and hotel views at different directions out to the Fjord and the surrounding city.
The congress center is cut down in the ground in a landscape plane forum with multipurpose and flexible capabilities accommodating large groups and gatherings.
Hovering above, a vibrant indoor/outdoor social space is created at the crux of the connection between private hotel rooms and the public levels of the reception program.
A white band holds everything together, from the peaks to the solid ground, shown as a pierced facetted sharp cut wave surrounding the building.
Suspended from the entity across the boardwalk, lies a small aquarium. The aquarium cuts the corner of the harbour pool, drawing a diagonal line from the hotel and congress center to the front pier. The structure is laid as waving pathways, blurring the zone between the pure public space and a visit to the aquarium, making it a natural extension to the existing and future public planning of Brattøra.
Trondheim Hotel – Building Information
PROJECT: THE CROWN HOTEL & AQUARIUM
LOCATION: BRATTØRA, NORWAY
SIZE: 40,000 M2
CLIENT: REALINVEST AS
COLLABORATORS: BDA, BRANDSBERG-DAHLS ARKITEKTVKONTOR AS (STAVANGER)
Trondheim Hotel – Project Team
JULIEN DE SMEDT, MIKKEL H. SØRENSEN, ANDY VANN, BARBARA COSTA
BENNY JEPSEN, FELIX LUONG, MARTIN BERG, MICHAELA WEISSKIRCHNER, NIKOLINE DYRUP CARLSEN
Trondheim Hotel Information from Julien De Smedt Architects 190108
Trondheim Hotel : Julien De Smedt Architects
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