|Building Type:||Mixed use|
|Client:||Kvartal 42 AS
|Size:||25 000 m²|
|Design Phase:||Design Development|
The project was awarded 1. prize in an invited competition held by Morgenstjernen and Filadelfia.
A multi-purpose building that redefines the town grid and challenges conventional thinking with a bold and visionary mix of functions. The building invites the city in with a sculptural opening in the building volume on the south east corner, marking both the entrance to the historic centre of Kristiansand and to Filadelfia's church and conference centre.
The building will house a variety of functions for people of all ages including; conference centre for app. 1400 persons, restaurants, shops, cultural activities, youth centre, offices, restitution home, health centre, day centre, hotel rooms and private apartments.
At street level the building will be transparent and open to allow the public to meander through the building. You will even be able to look straight into the large auditorium where conferences, concerts and church services are held. Above street level a raised garden will service the many different users of the building.