Trevarefabrikken is a up to date Nordic escape embracing its industrial previous

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Perched on the waterfront in Henningsvær, a small fishing village on the Lofoten archipelago, famend for steep mountaintops and rolling fjords, a four-storey concrete-framed constructing (which was as soon as an deserted manufacturing facility) is able to showcase its transformation into Trevarefabrikken, a up to date Nordic escape.

Trevarefabrikken in Henningsvær, Norway

(Picture credit score: Images by Andrea Gjestvang. Courtesy of Trevarefabrikken)

The location, constructed within the Nineteen Forties, was as soon as bustling with the manufacturing of cod liver oil, a significant addition to Lofoten’s fishing economic system. After many years of standing idle, its potential was once more recognised in 2014 when a buddy group sought to buy the property. Whereas exploring the rocky terrain, they caught sight of the dilapidated constructing and contemplated the thought of building a cultural assembly place for vacationers and locals alike.

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(Picture credit score: Images by Andrea Gjestvang. Courtesy of Trevarefabrikken)

Picture window and view of fjord at Trevarefabrikken hotel Norway

(Picture credit score: Images by Andrea Gjestvang. Courtesy of Trevarefabrikken)

After cautious interventions by London-based studio Jonathan Tuckey Design (no stranger to reworking interval areas) and a gaggle of builders, pals and volunteers, the unique open ground plan of the manufacturing facility was reimagined to facilitate cultural connectivity. Trevarefabrikken now incorporates a small variety of visitor suites nestled on the bottom ground, whereas the ground above exudes a vibrant power as a devoted social setting with a restaurant, wine bar, pizzeria, and café. The third ground operates a makeshift yoga studio with fjord-side views for moments of quiet seclusion.

Framed view of fjord from interior of Trevarefabrikken hotel Norway

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Food on wooden table

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‘Via the cautious number of supplies and regarded interventions, we had been in a position to spotlight the character and heritage of the present structure,’ explains challenge architect Dan Stilwell. On the primary ground, unique equipment punctuates the hall, and slender metal skirting strains the corridor. Reclaimed bricks from the manufacturing facility’s former chimney had been repurposed into steps exterior visitor bedrooms, whereas industrial references had been saved intact to keep up the constructing’s historic character.

Tables and chairs beneath open stairway against industrial-looking wall at Trevarefabrikken hotel Norway

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Chair and table in half shadow

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Utilitarian-looking bar at Trevarefabrikken hotel Norway

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In distinction, trendy decor produced by native craftsmen permeates the bedrooms, utilising uncooked supplies sourced from surrounding islands. References to nature will be seen all through the retreat, exemplified by timber panelling, heat tones of sea-foam inexperienced, open home windows and huge handmade shutters, which additionally supply breathtaking views of the Vestfjorden sea.

Pale green shelving in bedroon at Trevarefabrikken hotel Norway

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Pale green-panelled bedroom at trevarefabrikken hotel Norway

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(Picture credit score: Images by Andrea Gjestvang. Courtesy of Trevarefabrikken)

Stilwell, reflecting on the challenge, describes Trevarefabriken as ‘a celebration of pure gentle and seasonality’, the place Norway’s seasonal extremes and pure wonders are highlighted by way of ‘artefacts, extra thresholds and worldwide glazing’.

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(Picture credit score: Images by Andrea Gjestvang. Courtesy of Trevarefabrikken)

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