Fjordglimt is one of the first buildings erected on the old slaughterhouse site. The ground floor, where the shopping centre is located, is clad in coal-burned brick, and serves as a base for the upper housing sections, which are placed round a second-storey courtyard. The white plaster fronts of the housing vary in height and combine with the glass lift towers to present a dynamic composition. The windows are connected by bordeaux-red panes and framed by anthracite grey steel sections, which give the building a connection to functionalism. The outdoor areas have been prioritised, as witnessed by the large common square and the large roof terraces that many of the flats have.
Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014