Will Speros •
December 27, 2017
Copenhagen-based architecture firm COBE has revealed renderings for a new craft brewery and visitor center for Lervig in Stavanger, Norway. Signaling the company’s reinvestment in its hometown, the 118,400-square-foot facility is slated for construction in a former industrial harbor along the edges of a local fjord.
The design will comprise a network of wooden arches that frame the various amenities, including a bath, street food market, and green roof. An expansive public promenade will surround the volume, whose openness will showcase the brewery’s tanks and fermentation vessels to the outside. Moreover, the rooftop will double as a public space as well as the brewery’s onsite growth hub for hops, vegetables, and fruit trees.
“Our vision is to create a vernacular attraction and destination in the heart of Stavanger,” says COBE principal Dan Stubbergaard. “Breweries have always been perceived as closed-off facilities. By wrapping the brewery with a range of public functions within a single structure, we are able to create a project capable of making citizens and visitors come together and enjoy city life. With the new brewery, the site will reconnect with the city not only physically, but also socially.”