Urban transformation in the town of porcelain
Porselensfabrikken is the result of the development of a readily visible area of Porsgrunn with a strong historical identity, owing to 120 years of porcelain production. During the course of six years, this factory area was transformed into a brand new urban zone, and completed in 2016.
Today, Porselensfabrikken is a popular and bustling area of housing, new businesses and is home to the Porcelain Museum, all established here on our business properties at Porselensfabrikken Business Park. Several contributors have together established the new and inviting Porcelain Museum where, along with the sale of porcelain, craft production, and porcelain painting, creative activities and art events are held.
This property certainly stands out with its distinctive brickwork. The factory buildings from Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik and Norrøna Slipesteinsfabrikk are totally rehabilitated and transformed into ultra-modern business spaces and combined with new buildings. The external facade walls are decorated with straw patterned porcelain blue, and in the entrances and common areas, you can see photographer Dag Jenssen’s photographic art about historical porcelain production. Brostenstorg, the jetties and the café offer inviting meeting places on the pier along the river.
Porselensfabrikken lies on the west side of the river of Porsgrunn. The property is linked to the town’s eastern commercial business and restaurant area via the town bridge and the new Brustrøket, which is now being developed into a green and bustling new urban area.
Plot area: 31 acres
Business area: 21 200 sqm.
Housing: 50 apartments