Day 1: Dec 4th 2008
We arrived at Gotenburg very early on the 4th and took a taxi to our hostel which was a huge boat on the pier. Unfortunately we couldnt check into our rooms so had to leave our bags there and wait for the taxi in the lobby.
hotel ibis in gotenburg
the dining hall in the ibis hotel
delicious breakfast at the ibis hotel
we were meant to go to wingardh architects but missed the meeting and went straight to Fristadbygg Valoe.
we met a very friendly guy named Pierre Landel who chated with us about his company called Fristadbygg Valoe. They produce solid timber panels for housing construction and are currently working in a waterside development of 1-4 bed houses. Pierre also gave us a lovely lunch and a famous swedish christmas cola!
then got a bit lost on the way to husknuten, the prefab house showroom!
Aerial view of Husknuten. Image from http://www.husknuten.se
then we rushed to wingardh architects for a great presentation by theman himself. unfortunately our lack of sleep was catching up with everyone!
This is Gert Wingardh who started the firm. He showed us many projects he has been working on the following are some projects i thought were interesting. all images are from his website http://www.wingardhs.se
this was around 8ish and we walked around for some dinner and drinks. ended up eating a sausage from a bbq and going to a relaxing bar.