Akerselva Atrium / NBBJ

Akerselva Atrium / NBBJ

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  • Architects: NBBJ
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  17600
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2009

Text description provided by the architects. The NBBJ-designed Akerselva Atrium is a new 17,600 SM mixed-use project in the Akerselva neighborhood in downtown Oslo—a mere five-minute walk to the city’s opera, central train station and harbor. Surrounded by historical industrial, office and apartment buildings, it is among the first contemporary and innovative designs introduced to the area in recent years.

Akerselva Atrium / NBBJ - Cityscape, Facade

As a site-specific project, the design anchors to the area’s existing architectural aesthetic, while the use of juxtaposed facades, materials and colors, enlivens the neighborhood with a new modern identity. The design also ties to the riverfront whenever possible:

The all-metal curtain wall melds with the area’s predominantly metal and masonry buildings; its white-and-blue punched windows bring a modern interplay of color and shape.

Akerselva Atrium / NBBJ - Facade

The west-facing all high-performance glass facade tilts 90 degrees to seemingly float above the river, providing staff with not only a panoramic views but a unique sensation of suspension above water.

Akerselva Atrium / NBBJ - Beam

The inward-leaning atrium serves as the project’s primary entrance and is clearly marked by a dramatic 10-story leaning atrium comprised entirely of orange glass.

The atrium defines a diagonal circulation path through the project, splitting it in two.

Akerselva Atrium / NBBJ - Facade

At street level, a wide staircase offers the area’s only public access point to the riverside.

The top floors are occupied by NHST, the primary tenant and owner of Dagens Næringsliv, one of Norway’s top newspapers. The lower floors are occupied by Oslo Kommune/Oslo County and Eiendoms-og Byfornyelsesetaten/Property and City Renewal Department.

Akerselva Atrium / NBBJ - Stairs

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Address:Oslo, Norway

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Cite: "Akerselva Atrium / NBBJ" 26 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/61528/akerselva-atrium-nbbj> ISSN 0719-8884

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