2x2 Bathing Platform

SCL68N - Spring 2013 - Bathing Facility in Nusfjord, Norway




Studio Staff: Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel, Prof. Christian Hermansen, Asst. Prof. Solveig Sandness, Adj. Prof. Guillem Baraut Bover and Joakim Hoen

Students: Victoria Amundsen, Ketil Andersen, Laura Birina, Lea Cavelier, Merete Claudi-Nielsen, Monica Fernandez Amigo, Magnus Flo, Erik Ohnstad Folmo, Nerea Guezuraga Saitua, Glenn Alexander Hansen, Magnus Sandberg Johansen, Lars Egge Johnsen, Sotiria Kriemadi, Nicolas Jose Lira Vigneaux, Jon Kåre Mannsåker, Sofia Martins da Cunha, Sylva Solås Marwoll, Marcela Paz Moraga Zarate, Mayaan Adriana Navon Espinoza, Adrian Rove Nordgård, Robin Rakke, Berit Ribsskog, Marie Jenny Voraa, Isabell Nystuen Waldal, Yang Zhang

Client: Nusfjord AS, Client Representative: Roar Jacobsen

Awards: Excellence in Professionalism Award 2013 (Arkitektbedriftene i Norge); Excellence in the use of Wood in Architecture Award 2013 (TreFocus);


The 2x2 bathing platform integrates a landscaped sun-deck with various bathing facilities, including a sauna and a hot tub. Particular attention was placed on the integration of the project into the existing landscape, as well as its capacity to withstand winter storms and waves. The project was constructed in four weeks.






View of the 2x2 Bathing Platform and its relation to the immediate and distant landscape

View of the 2x2 Bathing Platform and its relation to the immediate and distant landscape

View of the 2x2 Bathing Platform and its relation to the immediate landscape

View of the 2x2 Bathing Platform and its relation to the immediate landscape

View of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

View of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

View of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

View of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

View of the 2x2 Bathing Platform with the integrated hot tub to the right

View of the 2x2 Bathing Platform with the integrated hot tub to the right

View of the 2x2 Bathing Platform with the integrated hot tub

View of the 2x2 Bathing Platform with the integrated hot tub

View of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

View of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Close-up view of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Close-up view of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Close-up view of the underside and structure of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Close-up view of the underside and structure of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Close-up view of the entrance area to the sauna of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Close-up view of the entrance area to the sauna of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Night view of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Night view of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Night view of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Night view of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Night view of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Night view of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Night view of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Night view of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Night view of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Night view of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Interior view of the sauna

Interior view of the sauna

Interior view of the sauna

Interior view of the sauna

Landscape furniture in the extended 2x2 Bathing Platform area

Landscape furniture in the extended 2x2 Bathing Platform area

Landscape furniture in the extended 2x2 Bathing Platform area

Landscape furniture in the extended 2x2 Bathing Platform area

Coastal Guard assisting with snow removal from the site

Coastal Guard assisting with snow removal from the site

Site preparation

Site preparation

Preparation of foundations

Preparation of foundations

Preparation of sub-structure

Preparation of sub-structure

Preparation of sub-structure

Preparation of sub-structure

Preparation of sub-structure

Preparation of sub-structure

Preparation of sub-structure

Preparation of sub-structure

Preparation of sub-structure

Preparation of sub-structure

Transport of hot tub to its new location

Transport of hot tub to its new location

Preparation of the decking

Preparation of the decking

Preparation of the structure of the sauna

Preparation of the structure of the sauna

Preparations of sauna enclosure, steps and decking

Preparations of sauna enclosure, steps and decking

Finalisation of the decking around the hot tub

Finalisation of the decking around the hot tub

Installment of the sauna door

Installment of the sauna door

Finalisation of the decking

Finalisation of the decking

Finalisation of the decking

Finalisation of the decking

Axonometric showing three layers of sub-structure and decking

Axonometric showing three layers of sub-structure and decking

Computational model

Computational model

Longitudinal section of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Longitudinal section of the 2x2 Bathing Platform

Wall-frames and plan of the sauna

Wall-frames and plan of the sauna

Drawings of the sauna door

Drawings of the sauna door