Gotenburg Trip Day 1:Dec 4th

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.

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hotel ibis in gotenburg

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the dining hall in the ibis hotel

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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!

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then got a bit lost on the way to husknuten, the prefab house showroom!

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Aerial view of Husknuten.  Image from http://www.husknuten.se

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then we rushed to wingardh architects for a great presentation by theman himself. unfortunately our lack of sleep was catching up with everyone!

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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

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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.

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