An upgrade of the postmodernist facade was also included in the client’s order. The original building reminds us of a time where ornamental tiled facades, uniformity and prefabricated solutions blossomed through europe from the 80’s into the 90’s. A facade that has both repelled us and intrigued us.
Through the use of a light perforated aluminium mesh facade, we could dress the existing hotel in a new fabric while still exposing the history that lies behind it. This system would also inspire the facade-modules for the new-build. A range of transparency formed by a pattern of perforated and solid black partitions, creates a diverse and playful facade over the rational and repetitive structure of hotel rooms. Together the old and new are harmonized, without erasing the traces of its past.
Project name: Scandic Hamar
Year: 2018 -
Status: Consept design
Size: 4,000 m2
Client: Utstillingsplassen Eiendom AS
Render: Beauty and THE BIT