|Project scope:||Full contract|
Anthon B. Nilsen
app. 80 mill. NOK
|Schedule:||Completed August 2011|
|Project team:||K.Jarmund, F.Brekke, S.Grøholt, A.Eriksen, O.Helle, J.Våle, L.Strand|
The project was awarded 1st prize in an invited competition.
The building is situated at Vulkan - an old industrial area next to Oslo's picturesque Akers's river and popular public space Kuba.
Conceived as a “square peg in a square hole”, the footprint of the building volume is smaller than the perimeter of its basement. The glazed gap surrounding the volume at ground floor level creates a dynamic subterranean space. While light is absorbed into this space at daytime it releases likewise at night; thus creating an object which is literally “vibrating” in its own space.