Holzweiler Platz
Creating an intimate social hub

2020–2021

Interior Architecture

Introduction

Located at the newly developed waterfront and neighborhood of Oslobukta, Holzweiler opened its fifth store on June 26. Holzweiler Platz is at the heart of a vital and growing neighbourhood, nested in between both cultural focal points and young, urban social hubs. The location is the family owned fashion house first boutique directly connected with its very own restaurant, Café Platz. Linking the family’s passion for both fashion and food, the restaurant will be a vibrant social space 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.

Technical details

Typologies
Destination, Hospitality, Retail
Status
Completed
Location
Oslo, Norway
Client

Holzweiler

Size
300m2

Drawing inspiration from the immediate surroundings, the element of water is central to the design of Holzweiler Platz. As well as being a symbol of life, energy and hope, water as an element that unifies people and places. Elements representing islands and water unify the retail and restaurant section of the new Holzweiler Platz, making it fluid and water-like. Visitors are visually guided through the store by the curved and sinuous lines permeating the space, reflected through racks of stainless steel, floating wooden roof lamellas and curved walls. The oiled oak wooden floor is designed in a distinct geometric pattern shaped from leftover pieces and cut-offs, adding to the light and airy atmosphere.

Holzweiler Platz is a collage of intimate spaces, representing overlapping of moments of the past, future and present. By bringing in aspects from other Holzweiler stores, Holzweiler Platz is a place where people can sit together, find treasures from past collections, share a moment, discover new directions, and experience momentary artistic collaborations.

Photo: All photos by Magnus Nordstrand