One of the finest locations of the city of Mandal, the cultural district at the seaside, is to be enriched with the city's new landmark. The new hotel in Mandal adapts to the surrounding context and simultaneously reinforces all the potentials of the location. It creates a synergy with city's existing culture house and establishes a harmonious relationship between the culture and the ocean. The combination of shapes and creative activities provides a new possibility of spatial use. The base of the volume relates to the human scale, it becomes an inviting public space and the fifth facade reflecting the pulse of the city. The upper volume is oriented towards the water side, giving users the opportunity to enjoy stunning views across the city, the sea and the surrounding nature. Hotel Mandal is much more than just a hotel, it accumulates life in the harbor and creates a new meeting place, an amphitheater for the public. Its recognizable design and the function of the building bring new identity to the area.
Illustrations by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.