Unique ceiling sculpture
Located at the newly developed waterfront and neighborhood of Oslobukta, Holzweiler opened its fifth store. Holzweiler Platz is at the heart of a vital and growing neighborhood, nested in between both cultural focal points and young, urban social hubs. The boutique is also the family business’ first that is directly connected with its very own restaurant, Café Platz. Linking the family’s passion for both fashion and food, the restaurant is a social hub and an integral part of the community, making it a place where people can sit together and share a moment during an otherwise busy day.
Drawing inspiration from the immediate surroundings, the element of water is central to the design of Holzweiler Platz by Snøhetta. As well as being a symbol of life, energy and hope, water unifies people and places located afar from each other. Elements representing islands and water make the space fluid and waterlike. The visitors are visually guided through the store by the curved and sinuous lines permeating the space, reflected through the racks of stainless steel, floating acoustic roof lamellas and curved walls.
The curved ceiling spans across the entire length of 25 metres and is comprised of 251 interconnected baffles. It is built of EchoBoard®, the acoustic absorber made of recycled PET by ECHOJAZZ. The felt-like material compliments the other materials chosen.
The project shows the potential of EchoBoard® to inspire for unique designs. The project came to ECHOJAZZ by our partner Byggimpuls in Norway and was conducted in a collaborative 3D layout process. The final design consists of 251 unique baffle pieces that eventually result in 1 unique ceiling sculpture. Though the baffle structure is without a straight top edge, it’s still suspended from the ridges with metal rails that remain invisible to visitors. We want to thank all project partners for this challenging acoustic masterpiece.