JDS Architects and BDA win Two Norwegian Hotel Competitions.
Julien De Smedt Architects with Drandsberg-Dahls Arkitekter has won an invited competition for a 250-room 8,500 square meter hotel in Stavanger, Norway. Located along a busy street in the Stravanger city center, the site is dynamically positioned between an old residential neighborhood and much larger government buildings and towers. The design integrates a private program with a public urban space creating new experiences for both. The main volume of the hotel arranges the rooms in a ribbon configuration that floats above the existing parking garage on the site. The floating ribbon takes advantage of the elevated site with its views of the city and the surrounding mountains.