Holmestrand Station wins Norwegian concrete award

The Norwegian concrete award Betongtavlen (‘The Concrete Tablet’) is awarded to structures “where concrete is used in an environmentally, aesthetically and technically excellent way”. This year, Betongtavlen was awarded to the new high-speed station at Holmestrand which was designed by Gottlieb Paludan Architects.

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Unsentimental brickwork

The non-bearing brick-faced façade wall has prevailed and today we miss the structural logic that helped give the masonry of the past its rich expression. By following the structural rules of the brick-faced façade – can we give the masonry of today a richness in expression that can match the past? For Gottlieb Paludan Architects, this is a central, professional challenge.