Over 4,000 Glass Jars Line The Walls And Ceiling Of This Airport Bar In Oslo

Over 4,000 Glass Jars Have Been Used To Line The Walls And Ceiling Of This Airport Bar In Oslo

Photography by Ketil Jacobsen | Snøhetta

 

Architecture and design firm Snøhetta have recently completed Norgesglasset, a bar located within the new domestic terminal at Oslo Airport in Norway.

 

Over 4,000 Glass Jars Have Been Used To Line The Walls And Ceiling Of This Airport Bar In Oslo
Photography by Ketil Jacobsen | Snøhetta

From a distance, it’s hard to tell, but the interior of the bar is covered in Norgesglasset jars. Similar to a mason jar, the Norgesglasset jar is a classic container that has been used for many years to pickle and store food, and is familiar to many Norwegian homes.


Over 4,000 Glass Jars Have Been Used To Line The Walls And Ceiling Of This Airport Bar In Oslo
Photography by Ketil Jacobsen | Snøhetta

A large swirling grand chandelier, also made from the jars, reflects and bounces light around the space.


This large, modern and delicate chandelier in an airport bar in Oslo, is made from glass jars.
Photography by Ketil Jacobsen | Snøhetta

Over 4,000 original jars were reused to the cover the ceiling and curved back wall that rises to over 15 feet (4.8m). Traditional elements of the glass jar, like the distinctive red rubber gasket and grey aluminum lid, have been referenced in the color palette of the new bar that features red furniture and a red rubber floor,


Over 4,000 glass jars were reused to the cover the ceiling and curved back wall of this modern airport bar in Oslo.
Photography by Ketil Jacobsen | Snøhetta

The bar’s circular form and color pays homepage to the aluminum ring that seals the top of the jar, while the staff uniforms create a unified look.


In this modern airport bar, the staff uniforms match the color palette of the interior design.
Photography by Ketil Jacobsen | Snøhetta

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