NEWS

04
May
2023

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.

 

01
May
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.

30
Apr
2023

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.’

18
Apr
2023

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.

 

18
Apr
2023

Prequalified!

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.

28
Feb
2023

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.

 

 

28
Feb
2023

History in the foyer

What is an electricity network company? What challenges do its employees solve?

2This is what N1, Jutland’s largest electricity network firm and a part of Norlys, has set out to tell in unique, surprising, and involving ways.

Together with Kvorning Design, N1 has transformed its high-ceilinged foyer in Esbjerg, Denmark, into a discourse and experience zone for guests and employees. In this interstitial area, you can learn more about N1’s history, field of business, values, career opportunities, and more.

Norlys Workplace Design Specialist Pernille Søndergaard, says,

“We are particularly happy with a result that emphasizes the architecture; for example, banners that accent the ceiling height in a light and elegant way, and the organic shapes of the sofas that speak to the round design of the building.”

Kvorning Design has completed the assignment as a turnkey contractor.

24
Jan
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.

 

04
Sep
2022

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

 

 

30
Aug
2022

Design Shelters by Kvorning

Shelters from Kvorning Design – in the series Kvorning Outdoor Solutions.

These design shelters offer an innovative approach and unique spaces for outdoor learning, events, and around-the-fire sleepovers. Cutting-edge in design: smart, unique, sustainable, and modular. Low-impact design and aesthetic appeal that will change people’s perception forever about staying outdoors and providing great spaces for learning and sleepovers.

They come in several sizes and can be combined in various ways: from the 2-3 person sized shelters to the larger 8-person sized shelters. If placed around a campfire four larger shelters could host up to 30-32 persons!

Indeed, while being surrounded by nature’s amazing views and starry skies, everyone will be able to enjoy these amazing designer shelters.

Join us on a shelter tour here!