Scan Magazine, Issue 105, October 2017

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Scan Magazine  |  Special Theme  |  Nordic Architecture & Design Special – Norway

Tinden Brygge is one of the latest apartment complexes designed by Vindveggen Arkitekter. Photo: Sverre R. Glomnes

No project too big or small for Norwegian architect firm Overlooking the sea and the docklands, the very latest apartment complex built on the Svolvær dock in Lofoten, Norway, by Vindveggen Arkitekter provides breathtaking views and the very latest design by the incredibly versatile architects who can draw up a detached house as well as a swimming pool complex.

supporting local industry, currently housing the entrepreneurial company Secora, which specialises in the diving industry.

By Line Elise Svanevik

As an architecture firm based in Lillestrøm – consisting of 14 employees, 12 of which are architects – Vindveggen caters for a broad spectrum, including swimming pools, nurseries, schools, detached houses, apartment complexes and care homes. “The only thing we haven’t done yet is an airport or a hospital,” explains Glomnes.

With 20 apartments featuring all different sizes over six floors – despite a consistently generous floor-to-ceiling height of 2.7 metres – the new building features an underfloor water heating system, which heats up the flats in a more environmentally friendly way and makes a welcome, comfortable change from traditional radiators. CEO Martin Glomnes explains that the quality of the flats, which were completed 72  |  Issue 105  |  October 2017

at the end of 2016, is outstanding. “There are glass-enclosed balconies that shield the residents from the weather, which can be quite rough near the seafront. Facing east towards the quay, the balconies extend the season for use as the glazing means that they can be enjoyed all year round.” There are two floors of parking spaces located within the Tinden Brygge building, in addition to an office on the ground floor

A wide spectrum

He adds that it is incredibly humbling to be able to put themselves in other people’s shoes and to try to understand the challenges they face. “It’s a privilege to

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