The construction for our project at Hattvika Lodge in Ballstad will start in march 2020. The first part of the project, ten small rental units, is expected to be completed for the summer season 2020. The new restaurant building, with high class conference facilities, will be realized the following year.
Today the Norwegian goverment decided to establish the "Senter for oljevern og marint miljø" at Fiskebøl in Hadsel Kommune. We were contributing with a masterplan, that is outlining a framework for future test- and research facilities for the center for oil spill recovery and marine environment in Lofoten.
VÅG started working on the development of a new masterplan on Toppøya, Lofoten. The masterplan will contain various small-scale cabins as well as supporting functions. Preservation of large parts of the unique site, as well as the careful integration of new buildings into the existing built environment will be prime objectives.
VÅG, together with specialists from Vestvågøy Kommune, is developing a new activity center as well as highly adaptive apartments for people with disabilities in Vestvågøy, Lofoten. Throughout a collaborative process with user groups and other stakeholders we aim to develop a future model for improved communal services for people with disabilities. The unique sense of place as well as principles of "healing architecture" will central in our work with the project.
VÅG is working with the development of a masterplan for the "Senter for oljevern og marint miljø" at Fiskebøl in Hadsel Kommune. The masterplan is outlining a framework for future testing- and research facilities for the potential establishment of a national center for oil spill recovery and marine environment at Fiskebøl.
VÅG was comissioned with a new project next to the Buksnes fjord in Lofoten. The site is offering spectacular views in all directions, and we are looking forward to start working on this exciting project.
VÅG started working on a new zoningplan - Ballstad Service havn. The plan will investigate how a future extension of the existing harbour at Ballstad can be achieved. Sustainability and minimized impact on the imediate surroundings will be the main drivers for our work.
To see the notifications regarding the initiation of work on the zoning plan, please visit the webpages of Vestvågøy municipality, here. The deadline for feedback has been set to the 12th of June. For questions or input regarding the plan, please direct them to Tora Arctander at tora(a)vaag.net.
Site visit! VÅG is drawing a new cabin, situated alongside one of Lofotens many straits, where it will be exposed to harsh climate conditions. Today we were drawing our first ideas in the snow.
Tora Arctander and Markus Schwarz of VÅG are lecturing at Lofoten Matparken`s conference "Man and the biosphere".Lofoten Matparken is arranging this conference in collaboration with the Arctic univeristy of Tromsø UIT. The lecture`s topic will be "Ringvirkninger - Sustainable destination development at Ballstad".
VÅG developed a masterplan for the future development of a large area in the center of Leknes, Lofoten. "Leknes 2030" outlines a flexible urban framework for the sustainable growth of a large part of Leknes.
VÅG is currently working with a sustainable mixed-use development in the heart of Ballstad, Lofoten. "Reineholmen" will revitalize a peninsula in the harbour of Ballstad that has been abondonned for more than 30 years.
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