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  7. Stranden 1 / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Stranden 1 / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS

  • 05:00 - 15 July, 2016
Stranden 1 / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS
Stranden 1 / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe + 26

© Jonas Adolfsen
© Jonas Adolfsen

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the heart of Oslo, Stranden 1 represents as a new corporate standard within building renovation and stands as a re-branding flagship for the new Aker Brygge Masterplan, a revitalization design-strategy which is now under completion.

© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
Plan
Plan

Four major upgrades were coordinated to address the spatial deficiencies of the existing building, deleting programmatic inadequacies and significantly improving environmental performance.

© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
Diagram
Diagram
© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

1-Commercial Street: The two double-height public entrances on ground level mark the beginning of a new covered street, “the diagonal”, a commercial passage that cuts clean through the first 3 existing buildings of Aker Brygge. This shopping path connects the main Aker Brygge square with the city hall plaza and performs as a pedestrian shortcut between the residential areas on the west and the city center. 

© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

2-Atrium: The existing central space is transformed from a narrow light shaft to a brand new public space. A meeting point that is re-configured to become wider in all directions, allowing for proper distribution of zenithal light into the offices and commercial areas through an ETFE skylight. Its sculptural geometry becomes the portal to Aker Brygge and a prominent arena for corporate art, the installation “Sundial for Spatial Echoes”, by artist Thomás Saraceno, is mounted permanently at the heart of the building. 

Plan
Plan

3-Facade: Designed as a modular-system for fast assemblage on site, this floor to ceiling clear-glass skin provides abundant natural light into the working spaces, generous views from the inside and substantial increase on energy efficiency and noise protection. 

© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

4-Penthouse: All HVAC equipment originally installed on the top floor is re-located to the basement, liberating in full the most attractive and profitable area of the building. The new penthouse on the 8th floor provides breathtaking views of the Oslo bay.

© Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

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Cite: "Stranden 1 / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS" 15 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/791169/stranden-1-ghilardi-plus-hellsten-arkitekter-as/> ISSN 0719-8884

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