Team project – The Bands project is located in Kleivan, north of the Polar Circle, in an archipelago formed by an 1100 m high wall of mountains and cliffs that stretches 250 kms. into the North Sea.
The site is on a quay containing three existing buildings: a fisherman’s cottage, a cod liver oil production building, and a cod salting building all of which were part of a now abandoned fishing village. These buildings date back to the early 1900s and are protected as they are the remains of a form of life prevalent in this region which has ceased to exist.
The three existing buildings will be renovated as to provide the accommodation for the Art and Culture Production Centre. The task of the studio was to provide plans for the renovation of the three existing buildings and to design and build the exterior facilities and a new sauna (The Bands). Diverse groups will occupy these facilities for varying periods of time. The Centre is meant to be a public resource and become a reference for similar initiatives throughout the region.The task of the studio is to design plans for the conversion of the quay and its buildings into an Art and Culture Production Centre through the renovation of the interior of the three existing buildings and to design and build a project for the the quay.
The Scarcity and Creativity Studio (SCS) is a graduate design and build studio within the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) whose focus is on ‘translations from drawing to building’. The studio’s aim is to expose students to the full architectural process, from interacting with the clients to building their designs. SCS seeks challenging contexts in which local conditions and creativity are employed to make the most of scarce resources. The work of SCS can be seen at http://scs.aho.no.
Professors: Christian Hermansen, Solveig Sandness, Marcin Wojcik
Students: Azriel,Mathilde; Bendelac,Ines; Degerth,Tommy; De Santos Sanz, Irene; Egeland, Eline; Gallego-Guiu, Bruguers; Gilberg, Sigrid Bergitte; Godzimirski, Jan Kazimierz; Grometto, Matteo; Jetmundsen, Thea Andrea; Laurila, Marianna; Lomaglio, Matteo; Luken, Lodewijk; Mannsåker, Jon KåreMjelde, Ida Helene Holm; Rekstad, Une Tangen; Saludas, Miguel; Schneider, Michelle; Skarphol, Kristine Sommarset, Jonas Aarre; Strassegger, Anna Rosa; Vercruysse, Emiel; Årthun, Maria.
Staff: Christian Hermansen, Solveig Sandness, Marcin Wójcik
Client: Villa Lofoten, Aaslaug Vaa.