‘jektvik ferry quay area’ by carl viggo hølmebakk, jektvik, norway
all images courtesy of carl-viggo hølmebakk

 

 

 

norwegian architect carl-viggo hølmebakk gets at the very roots of design, stemming from the practical construction of a structure and its consequent implications of its design and function. the jektvik ferry terminal begins as an assembly of connections and materials that give purpose to a waiting room and two restrooms. a prefabricated aluminum exoskeleton supports a structural glass facade that wraps around the building. along the outside, a thin framework of pine struts gives texture to an otherwise plane and glowing skin. standing off of the glass envelope, a fiberglass membrane adds another layer of translucency, concealing the lighting fixtures which become sources of obscure light.

 

the plenum between transparent planes also becomes a zone of constant ventilation. the attic in the skewed portion of the structure provides for the led strip lighting hardware.  the entire structure is completely accessible paying special attention not only to the physical constraints of the construct but the acoustic and lighting levels that add to the overall environment. in the near future, a supplementary information and snack bar are planned to extend the usable space.

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a prefabricated aluminum exoskeleton supports a structural glass façade that wraps around the building 

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the jektvik ferry terminal begins as an assembly of connections and materials

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the project comprises a waiting room and two restrooms

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a fiberglass membrane adds another layer of translucency

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the waiting area overlooking the lake

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the bathrooms as part of the scheme

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structural detail

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roof detail

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folding seat detail

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the entire structure is completely accessible from different sides

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‘the jektvik ferry quay area’ in context

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the building’s construction

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drawings

 

 

project info:

 

 

architect: carl-viggo hølmebakk, architect , manthey kula (staff in pre-project phase)
team: carl-viggo hølmebakk (pl), rickard riesenfeld, beate hølmebakk, per thamsen
other advisors: siv. ing. finn-erik nilsen (civil engineering), christopher apeland as (rib description), aalerud hamar (hvac), ibr elprosjekt (rie)
construction manager: bygg team bodø v / rune a. larsen
client: statens vegvesen, national tourist routes v / steinar skaar
performing contractor: midt north project as
major subcontractors: profil team hamar as (glass / aluminum.), hansvik boat as (grp), yic (vent., sanitary, electrical)