Eder Biesel Arkitekter transformed a local fish market in Bergen, Norway into a beautiful modern space that harks back to the city's heritage. Completed in 2012, the renovation carefully balances the site's historic heritage with its contemporary use. The project is titled “History Continued," and it honors these principles by telling the story of the site while creating a symbol of modern architecture in the center of the city.
Eder Biesel Arkitekter‘s fish market gives the historic site a modern twist with an angular, daylight-filled “floating” volume. A glass wall on the ground floor provides a view out through the market hall. The building’s transparent facade provides shelter from wind and rain (which Bergen gets a lot of!), but on beautiful sunny days the space can be opened up to connect market activities outside to those occurring inside.
The use of granite flooring echoes the market’s original design, and the exterior color scheme was inspired by Bergen’s traditional color palette of ocher, white, and dark red wood. The renovation’s attention to detail ties the new building to the market’s history with contemporary flair.
Images courtesy of Norbert Migueltz