After a long period of decline and minimal maintenance, the board of the Solheimslien housing cooperative in Bergen decided that it was time to completely renovate the buildings. Even with a limited budget, the housing cooperative was transformed into an aesthetic gem that gives a boost to the city.
LOFOTEN’S NEW LANDMARK
The Svolvær Goat rage in the highlands outside Svolvær. But down in the city, it has competition from the skyline of the Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organization, decorated with nautical charts, lighthouses and sector lines.
BRIGHTER TIMES AHEAD WITH STENI
Fungus and rot, rusted rebar and crumbling concrete. After extensive renovations, this housing cooperative in Voss has become new and modern.
VERNER PANTON & STENI
When architect Paal Johan Kahrs chose to use STENI’s façade panels on his own cabin, it was based on inspiration from his 1960s Panton chairs – and architectural considerations. When the architect had his own holiday home built in 2014, at Lerøy outside Bergen, one of the buildings he himself was most pleased with was ready for use. “The cabin is like a jewellery box – smooth on the outside and soft on the inside,” says Kahrs.
HOW ARCHITECTS THINK ABOUT CREATING OPTIMAL CUSTOMER VALUE!
What do architects think about STENI’s facade panels and what do they see as important for being able to meet their clients’ wishes and needs? We asked architect Kasper Kullegaard, who worked with STENI on the building project for the Samsøvej assisted living centre – known for its curved black facade – and this article highlights some of his answers.
SHARP REDUCTION IN MAINTENANCE COSTS
In 2013, the Nonnebanken housing association in Herfølge, Denmark replaced 3,200 square metres of traditional wooden cladding with STENI’ façade panels. This has resulted in significantly lower maintenance costs, less graffiti and stable rent.