The winding long table was developed in a previous project and has been adapted for Hamntorget in close cooperation with Nola Industrier, who also manufactured it. It is divided into sections so that several groups can use it at the same time for different activities. The table has been seen being used by the nearby school for outdoor lessons and by offices in the area for meetings.
One section of the long table stands on a wooden deck, which has been treated using the Shou Sugi Ban technique. The Japanese method of charring the surface of wood to make it water-resistant is most commonly used for building houses but is rare in public spaces.
Above the site, lighting is suspended to enhance the sense of well-being and security, while at the same time enhancing the sense of space.
Hamntorget is for visitors of all ages. To encourage imagination and play among the youngest, sculptures by Eva Fornåå have been placed near the long table.
A place for temporary activations
Hamntorget is also intended to be used for other temporary activations, large and small. It has been used on two occasions for White’s Architecture Festival, which attracted hundreds of visitors in 2015 and 2019.