Since the 18th century, the old factory by the Alna River has been used as a smallholding, gunpowder mill, planing mill, horseshoe nail factory (!), and paint factory.
Then it stood empty. For a long time. And houses should not be empty.
Fortunately, the team behind Kroloftet took action, and now you can enjoy music, dance, a neighborhood pub, café, art, and unexpected pop-ups at Kruttverket. Did you know that most of the interior is recycled? And that the tableware they use is made by local youth? And that efforts are being made to create a sense of belonging and identity to the neighborhood and the heritage carried by the Alna River?
At Kruttverket, there is also a sauna (you get 2 for 1 with Lysløypa), and there's suddenly a new friend around the corner, and the pastries are fresh, and the city is full of possibilities. Kruttverket holds a lot of history within its walls, but there is still much history left to create. And you can be a part of it, as a participant in a course, or simply as an inspired visitor or engaged neighbor.