The architectural expression of the building has been designed to ease the transition between the long and slim Hurtigruta-Terminal and the lower older buildings including the listed warehouse in Nøstetorget on the other side of the site. The building has been split in length and choice of cladding to give a leaner expression of the building. The landward side of the building is clad with brick façades, while the side facing the quay and Nøstetorget is completely open, just screened with mesh. This mesh façade creates a special character to the building with its 60 m long and 12 m high "fish flake" of steel that is waiving with the wind. These 5260 stylized aluminium elements are shaped like stockfish hanging to dry to signal to those travellers with Hurtigruta northward about what they can expect. The brick facades are laid traditionally as half-steins stringers in monk bond with lateral reinforcement over and under all slot openings. The window sills have been lined with plates of stainless steel with fall inward to avoid stains and halters from contaminated rainwater on the facades.