QUALITY HOTEL POND

DESIGN: 2012 - 2016
STATUS: Opened Spring 2016
PROGRAM: 7617 m2 hotel
CLIENT: Base Property AS
ENTREPENEUR: Backe Bygg AS
LOCATION: Koppholen 17, Forus/Sandnes, Norway

SLEEP TIGHT

QUALITY HOTEL POND
SLEEP TIGHT

DESIGN: 2012 - 2016
STATUS: Opened Spring 2016
PROGRAM: 7617 m2 hotel
CLIENT: Base Property AS
ENTREPENEUR: Backe Bygg AS
LOCATION: Koppholen 17, Forus/Sandnes, Norway
Quality Hotel Pond. Photo by Sindre Ellingsen

QUALITY POND HOTEL
Immersed in the innovative and fast-growing international business environment at Forus, you will soon be able to enjoy all the facilities a new hotel can offer. The project at Forus is a unique opportunity to create an international hotel for commuters, employees at Forus, guests, and other clientele.

Photo by Morten Bertsen

Quality Pond Hotel is currently under construction and will open its doors in April 2016. Dark Architects have developed the entire project from planning application and onwards, and in cooperation with Zinc Interior Architects, Dark is also responsible for the interior design.

Conceptual 3d rendering

The hotel sits on an almost flat plot at the southern part of the corporate area.
The volume is designed in order to provide a minimal footprint, creating a representative courtyard, and a visible main access seen from Koppholen.
The facades are designed to provide a varied composition of windows and reflective fiberboards. These boards mounted in different directions, generates changing expression in accordance with the natural sunlight.

Reception. Photo by Sindre Ellingsen
Lounge. Photo by Morten Bertsen
Floorplan, The Pond Hotel, Forus

The hotel totals more than 7600m² spread across seven floors including the basement.
There is a ground floor with reception, lounge areas, conference halls with adjacent break out areas, a restaurant and bar.

In the basement, you will find meeting rooms, a boardroom, a lounge, fitness facilities and toilets. This in addition to a number of stock, personal wardrobes and technical rooms.

Plan 6, The Pond Hotel, Forus

The five upper floors consist of hotel rooms.
A total of 184 rooms, distributed with 108 doubles, 55 singles, 18 HC rooms and 3 suites.

Conference center. Photo by Egetepper
Conference room with custom made carpeting. Photo by Egetepper
Restaurant. Photo by Morten Bertsen
Lunch time at Quality Hotel Pond. Photo by Morten Bertsen
Lounge on the ground floor. Photo by Morten Bertsen
Room. Photo by Morten Bertsen

In 1940, the German military established an airport at Forus that headquartered the forces and fighters of the Notification regiments in Norway during the World War ll.
When oil field development in the North Sea required helicopter support in the late 1960´s, use of the airport was changed. Forus was chosen as the helicopter base, transporting personel to and from the oil platforms until 1989. These historical events have inspired the interior concept of the hotel.

Photo by Sindre Ellingsen
The Bar at Quality Hotel Pond. Photo by Sindre Ellingsen
Photo by Sindre Ellingsen