The downtown waterfront, located in the centre of Norway’s capital, has already begun its transformation into a new cultural and social hub and has recently seen the new sea bath in Sørenga completed.

This publically accessible park and bathing complex is entirely decked in sustainable Kebony wood and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a 190m long seawater pool, along with a recreation area, stairs down to the sea as well as a separate children’s pool.

Kebony technology modifies sustainably sourced softwoods by heating the wood with a bio-based liquid taking on the attributes of high durability tropical hardwood.

All parts of the area are designed with full disability access. The structure weighs 4,650 tons and is about 3,700m2.

The park furniture is also made using Kebony and is built into the deck itself as an integral part of the structure.

The developments are due to be completed in 2030.