The curtainwall facade facing Strandgata was replaced with a transparent glass facade on the three upper levels. Brick on the gable and shelf walls in concrete were painted in light colors. The extension and lift facing the backyard was painted in a slightly darker shade to soften the impressions up against the main volumes.
It was important for us to visually establish both the buildings on the sidewalks, bringing the facade colors of all the way own. Thus establishing the visual belonging to the street’s row of buildings and decreasing the backyard’s impact towards the east side.