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.
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.
+ Project credits / data
Location: Tjuvholmen, Oslo, Norway
Building Type: Office building
Client: Tjuvholmen KS, Eitzen Group
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