|Project Name:||Clarion Hotel Energy|
|Project Location:||Stavanger, Norway|
|Alucobond Materials:||naturAL Reflect, naturAL Brushed, Anodized Look|
|Year of Completion:||2014|
|Photography:||Sindre Ellingsen & Snøhetta|
Hospitality is an incredibly innovative architectural marketplace where groundbreaking design is encouraged. Within a segment of architecture that embraces modernity and unprecedented design elements, it is easy to find true architectural masterpieces.
Internationally renowned firm Snøhetta is no stranger to the world of unique hospitality design. Most recently, the team completed a treetop cabin retreat known as the 7th floor. Snøhetta is known for their innovative approach to architectural design, continuously pushing boundaries with unique elements and materials usage.
The Clarion Hotel Energy was completed in the summer of 2014. It is the first of its kind in Stavanger, Norway to receive the coveted Norwegian energy classification A. The hotel has two distinct volumes, which separate the building’s functions. The first is a two-story base, which houses the hotel’s public use areas: the lobby, restaurant and conference center. The top base, which features the 410 hotel rooms, utilizes a tilted roof, extending to the north seven floors and south five.
The captivating exterior utilizes three finishes of Alucobond Plus aluminum composite material in naturAL Reflect, naturAL Brushed and Anodized Look. The finishes are strategically placed in a purposeful pattern to create an interplay of light throughout the day. Ornate in design; the façade serves as a great inspiration tool for the community who has transformed from a former fishing and canning epicenter.
photography courtesy of © Sindre Ellingsen & Snøhetta