We are thrilled to announce that Kvorning Design together with LPO architects as consortium lead have won the competition to develop the feasibility study and pre-concept for the transformation and total refurbishment of the former Mesterfjellet school in Larvik, Norway. Marini Consulting, Seim & Hultgreen, Sweco, Multiconsult, Norconsult, Ingenia and Ljossatt round out the rest of the team.

MESTERVERKET will feature new facilities for Larvik Museum, Frivilligheten, Friskliv og Mestring, as well as spaces for meetings, seminars, and various other activities. The project will be established in the former Mesterfjellet school building.

This endeavor is closely connected to the AKANTUS initiative, which aims to highlight Larvik’s historical significance as a national attraction, as a catalyst for urban development, and as an arena for collaboration. Kvorning Design is a key member of the winning team tasked with simultaneously developing both projects.

Øyvind Beyer, Project Developer for Larvik Municipality’s Property and Technical Operations, commented,

“The team was chosen as the competition winner due to their ability to assemble the strongest members with the greatest expertise. Their reference projects were the most relevant, and their approach to the task was the best. We are delighted that the work is already well underway, and we look forward to further collaboration.”




Kvorning at M+H Show 2023

Kvorning Design attend the M+H show 2023 at Olympia London on 10-11 May.

Drop by for at chat about exhibition concepts, design, and solutions!



Keynote speech in Istanbul

Historian and Project Developer Ivan Asseev, Kvorning Design, delivers keynote speech, ‘Climate Challenges and Natural Disasters Inside of the Museum Experience’, at Heritage Istanbul, Turkey, on May 5, 2023.



‘Our World Heritage’ inaugurated

Our World Heritage, a new, interactive exhibition showcasing World Heritage, developed for World Heritage Norway, was inaugurated at the Vega World Heritage Center in Nordland, Norway, on April 24th, 2023.

Norway’s Minister of Climate and the Environment, Espen Barth Eide (Ap), presided over the inauguration. Among the speakers were Director of Norway’s Directorate for Cultural Heritage Hanna Geiran, Director of World Heritage Norway Liv Astrid Sverdrup, and Manager and World Heritage Coordinator for the Vega World Heritage Center Rita Johansen.

Off the Helgeland coast, the tradition of collecting down from eider ducks, which nest here every spring, is maintained.

Our World Heritage introduces visitors to Norway’s eight World Heritage sites and is also an introduction to the world’s most important natural and cultural areas.

Kvorning Design is responsible for the exhibition’s concept and design, developed in collaboration with Creative Technology (Norway) and Gagarin (Iceland).

Our World Heritage will also open at the World Heritage Rock Art Centre – Alta Museum, and the Norwegian Fjord Centre in Geiranger in 2023.

UNESCO’s 1972 World Heritage Convention protects natural and cultural heritage sites indispensable to the global community.


Salmon Eye nominated!

Salmon Eye is nominated for the German Design Awards 2024 in the category Architecture.

Kvorning Design developed the architectural concept and iconic design of the floating pavilion in the 900-meter-deep Norwegian Hardangerfjord for Eide Fjordbruk, Norway, as experience center and restaurant.

Sondre Eide, CEO and third-generation salmon farmer of Eide Fjordbruk, says –

‘Salmon Eye is a visual symbol of the Eide Family’s desire to develop and inspire to groundbreaking fusion of technology development, innovation, and sustainability in seafood production.’


World Heritage Day 2023

World Heritage Day is observed annually on April 18th to raise awareness about the significance of World Heritage sites and the importance of safeguarding them for future generations.

Kvorning Design have developed and realized visitor centres and exhibition concepts for UNESCO World Heritage sites in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and China since 1992.




3XN (lead), GXN, Kvorning Design, WSP, and Swedish MARELD landskapsarkitekter AB as consortium is prequalified to design a Maritime Centre for Frederikssund in Denmark. With our expertise in developing, designing and interpreting maritime cultural destinations, our goal is to contribute to the ongoing development of Frederikssund by uniting the city with the fjord and to meet the expectations of what a modern maritime centre should offer its citizens.


The place that changed the world

Eighty years to the day after Norwegian soldiers from Linge Company sabotaged heavy water production at Vemork, Rjukan, Norway, the Norwegian Industrial Workers’ Museum (NIA) opens an extensive exhibition designed and realized by a creative team led by Kvorning Design on the site where the dangerous Operation Gunnerside was executed in February 1943.

“The exhibition and its mode of presentation have been established it the original historic setting. It is unique. All combined with a fetching architectonic solution, a new building that houses remains of the cellar as well as a total solution offering the public a broad spectrum of informative possibilities. The Heavy Water Cellar has been transformed into a dramatic staging of events for the visiting public, on the site where it happened. The operation and its main characters are brought to life with light, sound, animation, film and physical scenography. It also offers an opportunity for contemplation as well as educating generations to come. What’s more, we have created new attractive facilities for conferences, meetings and social events in the future. It has been an exciting, devoted and creative collaboration with NIA, Gagarin and our other partners,”  says Arne Kvorning of Kvorning Design.

Memorial Ceremony and Exhibition Opening took place at Vemork, Rjukan, Norway on 28 February 2023.




The AKANTUS project in Larvik

We are happy to share we are part of the winning team to develop a feasibility study and pre-concept for the 40,000 m2 AKANTUS project in Larvik, Norway – the city’s centerpiece project to highlight and strengthen Larvik’s history as a national attraction, as a force in urban development, and as an arena for co-creation.

We look forward to developing ideas for ‘Herregården’, the historic gardens ‘Herregårdshagen, and the new museum facility – all tied together in a strong landscape concept based on Larviks’ historical roots, its unique experiences, and its potential as a driver for urban development.

Last week, we started up the project on-site together with our clients Larvik kommune and Larvik Museum, and together with our team SLA (consortium lead), LPO arkitekter, and a selected group of experts.



Grand Unveiling of Salmon Eye

The Grand Unveiling of Salmon Eye on September 2, 2022 – an initiative with ambitions to revolutionize sustainable aquaculture.


Thanks a lot Sondre Eide, family and entire team at Eide Fjordbruk AS for you courage, trust and cooperation around the realisation of the experience design and architectural vision for Salmon Eye – floating near Rosendal, Norway. An iconic project and a spectacular summer day in the Hardangerfjord!

Congratulations and our best wishes for the future from Kvorning Design