the world's most visited architecture website
All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Offices
  4. Norway
  5. Dark Arkitekter
  6. 2012
  7. DNB House / Dark Arkitekter

DNB House / Dark Arkitekter

  • 09:00 - 31 January, 2016
DNB House / Dark Arkitekter
DNB House / Dark Arkitekter, © Olaf Kon
© Olaf Kon

© Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran + 23

© Olaf Kon
© Olaf Kon

Text description provided by the architects. Barcode is part of the mixed-use development of Bjørvika, a former harbor area and highway intersection that expands Oslo city center. Dark teamed with MVRDV and A-Lab and won the international design competition for the development.

© Olaf Kon
© Olaf Kon

The winning entry proposed as a string of narrow, yet heterogeneous building shapes inspired in the design of a barcode. DNB’s three-building headquarters is part of the Barcode development, and each member of the Barcode team designed a different part of the trio.

Section
Section

Dark was responsible for the glass-and granite“West-Building”, which accommodates 600 occupants. An underground concourse containing meeting rooms, canteen, and other common functions runs continuously under all three DNB buildings.

© Jiri Havran
© Jiri Havran

The 15-story office building resembles a giant stair, in which each tread is a large roof terrace and each riser is a two-story-tall glazed common room. The extensively planted rooftops retain water while also providing employees with contemplative break spaces that look towards the east and south.

© Jiri Havran
© Jiri Havran

A publicly accessible inclined elevator that terminates in a penthouse restaurant outlines the stair-shaped volume. Alongside this elevator, an internal stairwell connects the several floors where DNB offices’ are located.

© Jiri Havran
© Jiri Havran

Shops, food vendors, and other commercial services populate the street level, which also features an open passage punching through all the buildings in Barcode complex.

© Jiri Havran
© Jiri Havran

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "DNB House / Dark Arkitekter" 31 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/781221/dnb-house-dark-arkitekter/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments
© Olaf Kon

DNB 综合大楼 / Dark Arkitekter

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.