The Waterfront

The Waterfront

The Waterfront, a stunning residential building with 128 flats, convenient shops and cafes, and a gorgeous promenade along the water, features Thermory Benchmark Pine cladding, decking, and roofing to create this multi-faceted façade. Stavanger has a long and proud history of natural woodwork. The thermally modified wood products used were left unoiled, furthering the tradition of naturally aged wood as it slowly transforms into its final, beautiful silver patina.

The Waterfront is one of the largest residential developments in Europe, inspired by the gorgeous Norwegian scenery. Local building traditions of natural, unoiled wood were combined with innovative architecture and the dimensionally stable Thermory products to create a truly unique reflection of Norwegian values with captivating views of sea and city.

Thermory Benchmark Pine is thermally modified using only heat and steam, resulting in a naturally light color and 20+ years of rot resistance. Using responsibly sourced Scots Pine from Scandinavia, Thermory’s expert modification process makes Benchmark Pine the unrivaled leader in durability in the softwood market. Because of the highly controlled modification process by true industry experts, Thermory Benchmark Pine will retain its strength, stability, and smoothness for decades with very little maintenance required. The choice of Thermory Benchmark Pine for this project offered an ideal opportunity for the beauty of truly natural wood, allowed to age at its own pace, to shine in the Norwegian landscape of mountain, sea, and forest.


  • LOCATION: Stavanger, Norway
  • APPLICATION: Decking, Cladding, Roofing
  • INSTALLATION: Hidden Clips
  • SPECIES: Scots Pine
  • DEVELOPER: Kruse Smith
  • DESIGNER: AART Architects and Kraftverk
  • AWARDS: WAN Residential Award 2014, Best on Archilovers Finalist for Plan Awards, Finalist for MIPIM Awards

Products Benchmark Series

Our Scots Pine decking and cladding provided solutions to the challenges of the project.

Benchmark Scots Pine


The hidden clip system offers stability without unsightly screws—just smooth, beautiful wood!

6" Hidden Clip with Screw (PC)

Use with Scots pine or Kodiak spruce decking products.