Snøhetta Creates a New Topography for the Redesign of Norwegian Harbour Bath


© Snøhetta / Aesthetica Studio

© Snøhetta / Aesthetica Studio

Snøhetta has revealed the latest version of its reconstruction plan for the traditional Knubben Harbour Bath in Arendal, Norway. Originally built in 1937, the structure was representative of both the period’s functionalist architecture and the recreational facilities created in Norway at the time. Snøhetta’s proposal reinterprets the original design, conserving its clean modernist lines and most distinctive features, while creating an artificial topography reminiscent of the islets along the Norwegian coast, thus creating a new leisure destination for the city of Arendal.

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