Workshop Luster, Luster (Norway) 2015
The main goal for Workshop Luster is to activate the historical site of Hestaskårane in Luster, Sogn og Fjordane. Something that the client has already been doing for a while. A program was formulated for the buildings on the site and new and needed architecture was created. Working in parallel with the restoration in progress, we hope to revitalize and protect the site through increased use. Our project is situated next to Hestaskårane, which is an exhibition in itself. The location of the project aims to increase the visitor numbers and accessibility of the historic site. We built a pavilion and an outdoor toilet facility, both just next to the historical cluster of buildings.
While the structures are contrasting shapes to the original buildings, the cladding is similar. The cladding is made from pine which we received from the local sawmill and burnt ourselves to achieve the aesthetic we wanted. Load bearing structures were made by pine and spruce, found on site, milled by the landowner. From wide lumber the dimensions were self-made to create the framework. In close collaboration with the landowner, who is also a carpenter, the project plans evolved throughout the workshop which was a great way to mutually, from the client with his skill and him able to learn from us. All materials were locally sourced, gathered by students or donated to us by local residents. The construction of the project reflects the historical Norwegian farm spirit using local and reused materials.
Client: Owner of Hestaskårane Historical Site
Tutors: Tord Bukve, Fredrik Asplin, Jan Fredrik Holmestrand, Jarell Lura, Joakim A. Glenthøj
Students: Ina Samdal, Maria Therese Nervik, Marie Norvall Vegdahl, Ebba Karoline Due, Simen Eide Trollvik, Julia Kolacz, Anne-Mergrethe Lothe, Gustav Bjørngaard Rødde, Maria Aaberge
Research Question: How can we activate a historical site with contemporary architecture?
Photographer: Fredrik Asplin
Link: NTNU Live Studio