Kebony and TreStykker 2012 unveil new green Oslo Harbour Installation
The Kebony Boat House had been described as a traditional yet architecturally-striking landmark in the heart of Oslo Harbour. As part of Kebony's ongoing partnership with TreStykker 2012, an independent workshop involving students from three of Norway's most prestigious architecture and design schools, the Kebony Boat House is the latest of three high-profile collaborative projects between the two parties.
Tasked with designing and delivering a unique and eye-catching landmark on Oslo's beautiful and bustling waterfront, the students took an innovative approach to reinventing this area of public space and also reinterpreting Norway's historic traditions surrounding coastal boat houses.
Commenting on project, Mattias Tellqvist, TreStykker 2012 Board Member, says: "Construction of the boat house has enabled the students involved to realise their creative vision with spectacular results. We are thrilled to be working with Kebony and the resulting transformation of the harbour."
Kebony is an award-winning alternative to tropical hardwood and toxic-treated wood that is sustainable and environmentally-friendly. It has impressive durability and long lifespan in harsh climates. The Kebony Southern Yellow Pine cladding and decking compliments its picturesque surroundings which will acquire a beautiful silver-grey patina over time.
This project is not only a stunning example of sustainable architecture but also an engaging space that will be used as an intimate venue for concerts, theatrical performances and popular music series by national broadcaster, NRK.
Jan Terje Nielsen, Marketing Director at Kebony, adds: "The students in the TreStykker organisation have shown impressive architectural skills and professionalism which is very promising for their future. Kebony are proud to be involved in this beautiful project with these up and coming architects."