Oslo Business Park

Oslo, Norway

Building Type
Office Complex
Client
Østre Aker vei 90 AS
Size
95 000 m²
Status
Design Development

Oslo Business Park is a revitalisation of the old Siemens Headquarters, transforming it into a modern business campus. Oslo Business Park is situated on the main road between Oslo City Centre and Gardermoen International Airport. The project is a renovation of the existing 45.000 m2 office as well as a master plan for another 50.000 m2 of new offices. The existing complex forms a strict composition of orthogonal geometry. The 10 story high main building stands on the sloping site as a landmark visible from all over the Grorud Valley. The continuous horizontal bands of windows create a coherent style throughout the campus giving it an iconic presence in the landscape.

Our strategy is to preserve the precise architectural expression while upgrading the existing buildings. We’ve added a three dimensional layer to the facades giving the buildings balconies and bay windows expressing the various activities behind the facades. We’ve also developed an extensive grid of shared facilities linking all parts of the campus. Meeting rooms, cafés, an auditorium, and a gym – all centred around sunken gardens throughout the campus linked by an underground network of corridors. The renovation focuses on sustainable design and green architecture. It is the ambition that all new buildings shall achieve a BREEAM excellent rating.

Kristin Jarmund
—Arkitekter
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