The fish market has a long history in Bergen, and is an important tourist attraction. It was, however, in need of upgrading to offer comfort and hygiene all year round for both vendors and visitors. This necessitated a building on the open square.
Our project tries to offer the necessary facilities while reflecting both the urban situation and the long history of the place. The moderate height of the building allows for a view of the historical structures behind, and the transparent facade of the open ground floor allows the market to flow underneath and gives a clear view of the harbour.
The historic warehouse property lines are traced in the paving, and the historic harbourside architecture is reflected in the materials and colours of the new facade.