After winning the prequalified competition for Førde Town Hall we were asked by the municipality of Førde to realize phase one of the project (the town hall program). The Project is organized around an open air central patio, opened towards the river and the existing market place through an outdoor porch. An open air amphitheatre connects the urban space to the river.
The building has a skewed layout that permits the creation of porches and terraces. An outdoor staircase through the patio leads to the public parts of the program that are placed on fourth floor; the canteen, the assembly hall and the main terraces. All offices have natural light and view towards the patio or the buildings surroundings.
Project Førde Rådhus
Location Førde, Norway
Comission Prequalified competition, First prize
Client Førde kommune
Project Area 9.000 m2
Budget 250.000.000 NOK
Architects Mestres Wåge Arquitectes, Nordplan,MWA: Maria Mestres, Magnus Wåge, Carles Almoyna, Erlend Strønstad. Nordplan: Arild Wåge, Grete Selvoll, Rune Nordvik, Oddvin Myklebust
Consultants Norconsult (RIB, RIV, RIBr), Nordplan RIE
Photographers Jose Hevia, Sven Are Iversen and Magnus Wåge.