Akerselva Atrium

Akerselva Atrium, image courtesy of NBBJ | Photo by Peter PranAkerselva Atrium, image courtesy of NBBJ | Photo by Peter PranPeter Pran & Jonathan Ward of NBBJ recently has completed the Akerselva Atrium mixed-used building located along the Akerselva/Aker River in Oslo, Norway. The project composed of two distinct architectural forms split by the central lift core with a dramatic striking color glass atrium, where the entrance of the project is defined.One part of the facade toward the river is in all glass, with a leaning out toward the river with its massing, giving panoramic views for the people working in the building – one feels suspended in space and feel a senstation of floating over the river.Peter Pran of NBBJAkerselva Atrium, image courtesy of NBBJ | Photo by Erling Magnus Hjerman of Bambus ArkThe 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, image courtesy of NBBJ | Photo by Jiri HavranAkerselva Atrium, image courtesy of NBBJ | Photo by Peter PranAs 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 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, typical upper floor plan courtesy of NBBJAkerselva Atrium, SE Elevation courtesy of NBBJAkerselva Atrium, NW Elevation courtesy of NBBJAkerselva Atrium, NE Elevation courtesy of NBBJAkerselva Atrium, SW Elevation courtesy of NBBJAkerselva Atrium, front entry section 1 courtesy of NBBJAkerselva Atrium, front entry section 2 courtesy of NBBJProject: Akerselva Atrium Location: Downtown Oslo, Norway Owner: Vital Architect: NBBJ (London office) and Bambus Architects + Pran Architects Design principle in charge: Peter Pran, Jonathan Ward Project designer and manager in charge: Martin Reeves Interiors: Zinc Interiors Developer: NCC Property Development NCC Administrative directors: Adm. Dir.s Mona Ingebrigtsen, Stein Haugbro, Rolf Thorsen Contractor: NCC Construction+ Click here to part 2 for more images, drawings and full project credits/data. Akerselva Atrium, image courtesy of NBBJ | Photo by Peter Pran Akerselva Atrium, image courtesy of NBBJ | Photo by Peter Pran Peter Pran & Jonathan Ward of NBBJ recently has completed the Akerselva Atrium mixed-used building located along the Akerselva/Aker River in Oslo, Norway. The project composed of two distinct architectural forms split by the central lift core with a dramatic striking color glass atrium, where the entrance of the project is defined. One part of the facade toward the river is in all glass, with a leaning out toward the river with its massing, giving panoramic views for the people

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