Address: Thormøhlensgate 51B
Built year: 2018
Comprising 6,000m2 of modern premises, Lanternen makes an important contribution to Marineholmen - Western Norway’s most modern and innovative marine research community.
“The ocean city of Bergen is already the world's marine capital and Marineholmen is its central hub. Customers, collaborating partners and research communities are located here. We want to help strengthen the marine cluster to bind business, management, research and educational institutions even more strongly together,”
-Einar Wathne, President of Cargill Aqua Nutrition and Chairman of the Seafood Innovation Cluster
New commercial building with unique facilities.
In Lanternen we can offer dream premises for marine businesses. The new 6,000 sqm. building will house offices and laboratories, with a shared canteen and conference rooms. The premises will be very flexible and can be customised to each tenant. Cargill and Lerøy will be the two biggest players in the building, and Søtt+Salt has been chosen to run the personnel restaurant. There will also be a restaurant concept at street level open to everyone, with dishes that suit a student’s budget, too.
Lanternen will have a unique location on the banks of the Damsgård Sound. The building will constitute an extension of VilVite, and will be in close proximity to the research communities at the High-tech centre and the Nansen Center.
From here it is only a 10 minute walk to Bergen city centre and three minutes to the light rail stop at Florida. The neighbouring building contains a car park with a Sesam Sesam payment system for motorists, and bike parking and changing room facilities for cyclists.
Lanternen has been designed in harmony with the splendid surroundings. The building's form reflects the change in direction along the fjord. The fjord’s reflections and the light’s refractions in the façade are utilised in the interaction with the façade’s faceted surfaces. This means that, at any given time, the façade will mirror and reflect the light in different ways. The façade facing the fjord is wide, light and airy and has an almost floating expression.