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Featuring a whopping 209,900-square-foot area, the Waterfront is one of Europe’s largest wooden residential developments. Its shape takes inspiration from the Norwegian mountains while paying homage to the city’s very old, wooden architecture tradition. Situated in the harbor area, its daring irregular design creates a dynamic play of light and shadow all throughout the day.

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Featuring flats with different shapes and sizes, the building encourages interaction thanks to many social areas including large public plazas, walkways, cafes and shops. It was crafted from timber frames and clad with heat-treated local wood, with contrasting concrete stairs to encourage people to explore this grand, surprising space.

The Waterfront‘s second phase is set to be complete by the end of this year.

+ AART architects

+ Studio Ludo

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Photos by Adam Mørk