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