Restored historic paintings cover walls of converted Frescohallen restaurant

Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune has converted a listed room in Norway into a restaurant, adding an angular mirrored bar and restoring the building’s historical frescoes.

Designed to highlight the history of the building, Frescohallen restaurant was added to the former Norwegian Stock Exchange in Bergen, replacing a rundown food hall that previously occupied the space.

Claesson Koivisto Rune has created the Frescohallen restaurant

Built in 1862, the space features walls coated in large historic paintings that had become dirty and damaged.

“The space hosted a dreadful and rundown kind of food court,” Claesson Koivisto Rune co-founder Eero Koivisto told Dezeen. “The frescoes were quite dirty and not looked after

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