Kronstadveien 20 is a densification project located in a central and attractive residential area just outside the city center of Bergen.
The project stands as a positive contrast to the older surrounding buildings, but also incorporates an interpretation of the surrounding buildings, both in choice of materials, roof shape and volume.
The project includes one semi-detached house and three row houses. A common underground parking facility connects the two buildings. The three row houses have their own private entrance directly from the basement with storage, bicycle parking and a laundry room. All units have a private roof terrace, partly covered for protection against rain and wind. Each roof terrace is a triangular cut in the roof that contributes to the project’s expression. The ground floor has large glass surfaces facing private terraces. The glass surfaces and windows have light framing to ensure good daylight quality inside. Both facades and roofs are covered in Kebony, that will slowly turn into grey over time. And it will require minimal maintenance.
The project is part of the example collection of advice for good densification given by the city architect of Bergen. The project was nominated for Bergen municipality’s architecture and urban design award of 2019 and was awarded with honorable mention.