Tjuvholmen | Kristin Jarmund Architects

• August 22, 2009

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Tjuvholmen, image courtesy of Kristin Jarmund Architects | Photo by Espen grønlie

Norwegian firm Kristin Jarmund Architects has designed the Tjuvholmen office building located in Oslo’s waterfront, Norway. The project features the protruding vertical fins on facade facing to the water. Viewed at an angle this facade appears closed, but from head-on it opens up.

+ Project description courtesy of Kristin Jarmund Architects

The area of Tjuvholmen, on Oslo’s seafront, is now being transformed into an architecturally cutting-edge urbanization, complete with offices, homes, shops, hotels and a Renzo Piano – designed museum of modern art.

In visual conversation with the new urbanization, the city and the water, the figurehead Eitzen building sits prominently at the entrance to Tjuvholmen.

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Tjuvholmen, image courtesy of Kristin Jarmund Architects | Photo by Espen grønlie

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Tjuvholmen, image courtesy of Kristin Jarmund Architects | Photo by Per Maning

The building is clad in a light chalkstone, which gives it an almost ethereal appearance. A sharp, dense facade runs along the main avenue, leading to the heart of the area, while protruding, vertical slabs of chalkstone break the glass facade facing the water. Viewed at an angle this facade appears closed, but from head-on it opens up. The cut corner of the building is airy and inviting where it faces Tjuvholmens‘s main access bridge and unites the two sides.

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Floor plans, courtesy of Kristin Jarmund Architects

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Facade detail, courtesy of Kristin Jarmund Architects

+ Project credits / data

Location: Tjuvholmen, Oslo, Norway
Building Type: Office building
Client: Tjuvholmen KS, Eitzen Group
Size: 5000m2
Schedule: Completed 2007
Project Scope: Full Contract
Architect: Kristin Jarmund Architects
Project Team: Kristin Jarmund, Ola Helle, Nils Herland, Patrik Larsson, Leif D.Houck,
Marlene F. Andersen, Geir Messel, Line Strand, Aud Randi Astad, Arild Eriksen

Photos: Espen Grønlie, Per Maning

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Category: Architecture, Office

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  1. I love the windows and the exterior cladding here, makes for a visually complex yet pleasing building.