Fish Market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter

Architects: Eder Biesel Arkitekter
Location: Strandkaien 3, Bergen, Norway
Design Team: Wilhelm Eder, Maren Bjerga, Pernille Daugaard
Project Leader: Christine Biesel
Area: 4,260 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Norbert Miguletz

Landscape Project: Schønherr Norge AS, Stavanger, Else Dypkjær
Construction Management: : Kåre Hagen AS, Lysaker, Tore Årsandøy
General Contractor: Stoltz Entreprenør AS, Bergen

From the architect. Bergen´s fish market has had a long and important presence in Bergen. As a lively market place it is leaving it´s mark upon the city just as well as does the historic monuments that are significant tourist attractions.

Our contribution to the design competition intends to carry on telling this story in the future. For that reason we chose the title “History Continued”.

The contemporary fish market caters all year round to clients. It therefore needs to provide levels of convenience and hygiene that require a permanent structure. Our proposition for the new fish market intends to address all challenges in this specific place in the center of Bergen.

The building shall meet all conceptional urban requirements while blending into the historical context and creating an image for the market place by means of modern architecture.

Position and Shape

The property is located in the heart of Bergen in the very middle of the world cultural heritage.

“Bryggen“. The lines of sight from the “Almenning roads” to the sea well as the lines of sight to the landmarks are crossing the property. Maintaining those is essential for experiencing the urban context around the historic bay.On the property remains therefore an approximate triangular space for the new construction. Given the moderate height of the new fish market hall it will still be the historic facades behind it that form the limits towards the historic bay.

From a pedestrian´s perspective it is the first 4-5 meters of façade that determine connection and segregation in urban space. The transparent glass façade on the ground floor continues to provide the view at the world cultural heritage ”Bryggen“ via the market hall.

Our concept does not aim at creating an interior for the fish market but instead at providing a climatizing protection for the market place that makes limits between market place and market hall disappear. The space is not divided. The floating construction volume is a roof and creates the protected part of the marketplace. The flexible glass façade provides shelter towards wind and weather.

The façade can be opened on warm summer days. Market activities inside connect to those outside in a way that creates one homogenous market place and market: The fish market in Bergen.

Market Place`s Surface

The edge of the current pier had been designed to meet the needs of steamboats from the 1900s. Earlier than that, it was sailing ships that serviced the storehouses in the bay. Sailing ships could enter between storehouses and for that reason the edge of the pier used to be curved.

This important evolution changed the appearance of the city significantly and we show it by making the curved historic edge of the pier visible in the pavement.

As pavement material we chose granite as a reference to the historic material of the market place. The historic edge of the pier as well as the names of the initial proprietors is visible as wooden lines on the floor.

At the same time the edge of the pier offers an indication for possible locations of market stalls inside and out. Any object on the square is also subjected to this pattern, therefore creating a network of paths. The more important paths being wider.

The fish market in Bergen is an international tourist destination and attraction. It has changed over time and has evolved: First vending fished from the boats, then using fish basins and traditional vending stalls until the current market hall. Backlit large-sized pictures tell the long story of Bergen´s fish market.

Function

Next to the public part of the market hall there is a service entity of 3 floors. It houses storage space, cold storage and freezer, production of ice, wardrobe and restrooms as well other technical units. The market hall´s roof hosts the tourist information and the „Norwegian Sea Food Centre“ on the first floor. The tourist information is also public space with panorama views towards the historic center of Bergen.

Facade

The buildings shape and the façade complement themselves together with the historic context of the world cultural heritage. Even though the market evolved in a new shape the choice of colors and materials emanate from the historic substance.

Historic origins are being recomposed and newly interpreted with the material glass. Wooden panels in colors that are typical for Bergen, ocher, dark red and white are changing in rhythm and density. They render the façade lively. Seen from the front the façade stands for glass and accessibility.

Accessibility and closeness alternating this determines a “modern marketplace” image inside and out. The market activity seems part of a staged scene. By night the building structure presents itself beaming with light. The fish market in Bergen remains market place and centre of city life while it is flexibly usable for activities as an open space as well as with its protected climate.

Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter © Norbert Miguletz
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter First Floor Plan
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter Second Floor Plan
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter Site Plan
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter North Elevation
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Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter South Elevation
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter West Elevation
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Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter Diagram
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter Diagram
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter Diagram
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter Diagram

Fish Market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 31 Aug 2013.

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Xiang River Tower / RRC STUDIO

Milan-based RRC Studio‘s latest undertaking, the Xiang River Tower, will be an office and residential project in Changsha, a city under heavy development in China. Located near the Xiang river in a prime area of the city’s downtown, the tower will dominate the city’s horizon and bear a strong presence on the skyline.

Read on for the architects’ description…

The concept for the Xiang River Tower stemmed from the idea of Chinese boxes contained in a single bigger box – each box, stacked on top of another, containing several programs. Luxury residences occupy the upper half of the tower while a hotel is located below, followed by premium office spaces that occupy the tower’s lower portion.

On the top levels, amenity floors joining the three programs include recreation rooms and a spa. Additional amenities are on the landscaped roof of the tower and include a pool, pavilion and a belvedere.

At the base, different types of leisure spaces create an extension of the square and of the public parks that surround the tower. The large entrance hall serves as a point of distribution of the entire tower and creates a meeting place for different types of users.

The Xiang River Tower incorporates sustainable building practices into its design through advanced building systems, a double skin and natural ventilation. Due to its considerable height, it has a natural temperature gradient and a higher wind speed that both reduce the need for artificial cooling. This strategy is reminiscent of a wind tower and is a sustainable way to cut down on the building’s energy consumption.

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Xiang River Tower / RRC STUDIO originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 31 Aug 2013.

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Casa Forest | EMA

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EMA, Espacio Multicultural Arquitectura, diseñó la Casa Forest ubicada en Mazamitla , México .

La casa está situada en la sierra de Mazamitla , a 120 kilómetros de Guadalajara ( México ), en un terreno con fuerte pendiente , rodeado por un espeso bosque de pinos.

Las rocas , el suelo , la lluvia , la niebla , pinos … la belleza del paisaje y los elementos naturales en el sitio son la premisa y la inspiración constante para el proyecto.

La casa que sale de las piedras que se encuentran en el sitio , dan forma a las paredes que contienen y el sótano de la casa.

La intersección de dos volúmenes a diferentes alturas genera un camino en el paisaje , lo que hace que la mayor parte de la pendiente natural y hace hincapié en las vistas panorámicas.

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La entrada a la casa se encuentra entre las piedras de la montaña y una pared con una visión directa del interior de la casa en el mismo muro de piedra. Este corredor de acceso oculto y cerrado entre elementos artificiales y naturales proporciona un poco de drama al entrar en la casa.

Desde este rincón se entrar en el espacio cerrado generado por la unión de los dos volúmenes principales. Este es un espacio de doble altura que corresponde a un cubo de 7 metros de lado, lo que ofrece amplias vistas al paisaje. Así que el contraste se hace hincapié en: el umbral se convierte en límite y , al mismo tiempo , la conexión entre estas tan dramáticamente diferentes escenarios .

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Todas las otras áreas de la casa se puede acceder desde este espacio a doble altura. En la misma planta, hay tres de las cinco habitaciones conectadas por un pasillo que se caracteriza por una gran ventana alargada que enmarca las piedras del lugar, fortaleciendo el diálogo con el paisaje. En la planta superior, conectada por un puente – pasarela, son las otras dos salas: los abuelos ( los propietarios ) y sus nietos. En el nivel inferior, el volumen que contiene los cueros de la zona que viven por debajo de la entrada principal y sale de la tierra de una manera protagonista para cumplir el follaje de los pinos. Esta madera “caja” rectangular que recuerda de las ” casa del árbol ” se marca sobre el paisaje boscoso que lo rodea.

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Sistema de Altavoces Ceramico | Joey Roth

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El diseñador industrial Joey Roth ha creado recientemente este célebre Sistema de Altavoces Ceramico. Cuando la primera versión fue lanzada en el 2010, los hablantes de Roth emitieron todo tipo de elogios, pero al parecer, él no estaba satisfecho. La versión 3 del sistema ahora cuenta con una opción de Subwoofer, también de porcelana, es un complemento perfecto ala par de altavoces al lado de él. El sistema cuenta con un nuevo control de volumen, y ofrece un nítido sonido más consistente.

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Winners Announced for 2013 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced the 11th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design award winners: Eduardo Souto de Moura’s Metro do Porto in Porto, Portugal, and the Northeastern Urban Integration Project in Medellín, Colombia.

When commenting on the significance of the two prize-winning projects, jury member Micahel Sorkin stated: “If there are lessons to be drawn for urban design from Medellín and Porto, I think the broader lesson has to do with the disruption of the segregation of the disciplines in the design field. Historically we have understood that Landscape Architecture sits in one place, Architecture in another, and Urban Design and Planning [in another, with all three disciplines] in constant conflict about their territorial rights. One of the things that is revolutionary about the Medellín project is that distinguishing among the disciplines is no longer possible.”

More about the prize-winning projects, courtesy of the GSD:

The Metro do Porto in Porto, Portugal, was designed by Architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, who conceptualized the architecture of the metro and facilitated the delivery of the project. The prize also acknowledges the central role of the transport authority Metro do Porto.

The Northeastern Urban Integration Project in Medellín, Colombia, was sponsored by the City of Medellín, which receives the award for its vision and ongoing support of this project. The prize also acknowledges the design leadership of Architect Alejandro Echeverri and the role of the agency Empresa de Desarrollo Urbano (EDU) in the design, management, and execution of the project.

By awarding the prize to these two projects, the jury wishes to highlight the potential for thoughtfully planned and carefully executed mobility infrastructures to transform a city and its region. The extent to which these projects deploy new infrastructures to repair and regenerate the city through well- articulated design interventions is particularly valuable within the global context of contemporary urbanization.

The two works create opportunities for mobility that go beyond physical movement to advance social mobility and reinvigorate civic space. Placing these two highly successful yet vastly different projects within the same conceptual frame also highlights the diverse economic, political, cultural, and logistical challenges that each has surmounted.

Each project, currently on view at the GSD’s exhibition Transformative Mobilities: Porto & Medellín through October 13th, will be honored in a ceremony and panel discussion with Rahul Mehrotra, Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. in Piper Auditorium at the GSD. More information can be found here.

The 2013 Jury:

Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard GSD
Anita Berrizbeitia, Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard GSD
Joan Busquets, Martin Bucksbaum Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard GSD
Gary Hilderbrand, Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, Harvard GSD
Michael Sorkin, Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Urban Design Program at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at City College, New York

News via Harvard GSD. 

Winners Announced for 2013 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 31 Aug 2013.

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Fotografía de Tatuajes | Jake Raynor

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Este es un conjunto de fotografías de tatuaje impresionante por. Jake es un fotógrafo con sede en Nueva York. Fotografía todo en belleza, y se mete en más y más de moda y arte

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Lámparas LivingLight | Michael Oechsle

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LivingLight es un conjunto de ambientes OLED creado por Michael Oechsle que ilumina la casa con un jardín de hierbas interior. Diseñado para los hogares, las luces se pueden utilizar en casi cualquier espacio para crear su magia. La belleza de tener un jardín suspendido autosostenido que emana la luz es simplemente fantástico. Satisfacer tanto su pulgar verde y las necesidades de iluminación, este parche fácil de mantener el verde es un respiro para la crianza.

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Apartamento con estilo en Jaffa, Israel

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Este elegante apartamento está situado en la antigua ciudad portuaria de Jaffa, Israel. El interior es moderno y colorido, con una amplia variedad de texturas, patrones y materiales reunidos para crear un ambiente único. Actualmente se encuentra a la venta por $ 10,5 millones. Comprar ahora!
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Bright and Inspiring Single Family House in New Jersey by McCoubrey / Overholser

House in New Jersey Bright and Inspiring Single Family House in New Jersey by McCoubrey / OverholserOwning a house nearby the seashore can be a wonderful experience. Hearing the sea’s whisperings, capturing thousands of unique sunsets and waking up in an environment that simply exudes peacefulness, must be something truly amazing, that not many end up experiencing it during their lives. The Avalon House, the project designed by McCoubrey / Overholser in New Jersey feels like the breeze of a warm summer night. Inspiring joy and bringing happiness, this coquette home is more than just a summer escape for the adventurers. It’s the permanent home of a family in search of peace and tranquility.

Swimming Pool3 Bright and Inspiring Single Family House in New Jersey by McCoubrey / OverholserThe Avalon House feels warm and bright. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer ravishing views of the raw landscape. Outside, there’s a small terrace and a lounge area. Nothing too edgy or crisp. Just subtile and inspiring. The interior features white walls, high ceilings, modern furniture and a sense of style. The living room and the kitchen are one, enhancing the feeling of space. The bedrooms are located on the upper floor, each with its own bathroom. The main asset of this house is the landscape surrounding it. Views of the seashore are available from almost everywhere in the house. Transparence8 Bright and Inspiring Single Family House in New Jersey by McCoubrey / OverholserLovely Interior3 Bright and Inspiring Single Family House in New Jersey by McCoubrey / OverholserKitchen7 Bright and Inspiring Single Family House in New Jersey by McCoubrey / OverholserBright Ambience1 Bright and Inspiring Single Family House in New Jersey by McCoubrey / OverholserStairs7 Bright and Inspiring Single Family House in New Jersey by McCoubrey / OverholserBedroom10 Bright and Inspiring Single Family House in New Jersey by McCoubrey / OverholserBathroom 2 Bright and Inspiring Single Family House in New Jersey by McCoubrey / OverholserEvening View8 Bright and Inspiring Single Family House in New Jersey by McCoubrey / Overholser

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Lámpara colgante VANITY para NEO | Rodrigo Vairinhos

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No te dejes engañar por el nombre de la lámpara de techo VANITY depara NEO … porque no es tan elegante como parece, que es precisamente su atractivo. La forma angular, aparentemente compleja es en realidad una sola hoja de material de fieltro creativa doblado para formar un tono agudo. Flat-Pack listo y fácil de transportar o almacenar, es una opción fácil y eficiente para una iluminación de los espacios de vida.

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