1/11/2011

In progress: DnB NOR Bank Headquarters by MVRDV

MVRDV's DnB NOR Bank Headquarters is in progress according the pictures of the construction. The Dutch firm agency has revealed in his Facebook page some images of the construction phase. The construction photographs below are from his Facebook page.
DnB NOR Bank Headquarters, MVRDV, Oslo, Norway, © MVRDV

This pixelated project, located in Oslo, Norway, consists of a cluster of three buildings that consolidate the banks operation, that is, twenty offices, a total surface of 36,000 square meter, seventeen floors and 2,000 flexible work spaces. This is part of a large-scale operation with a total surface of 80,000 square meter developed by the Norwegian Oslo S Utvikling (OSU).
DnB NOR Bank Headquarters, MVRDV, Oslo, Norway, rendering © MVRDV. Originally appeared on evolo.
DnB NOR Bank Headquarters — Public passage, MVRDV, Oslo, Norway, rendering © MVRDV. Originally appeared on evolo.

The three joined towers are connected by a common basement and a 3000 square-meter underground concourse.
DNB NOR Bank Headquarters, MVRDV, Oslo, Norway, Rendering © MVRDV. Originally appeared on duldule.

As a steel rack wrapped in a stone skin in accordance with Norwegian environmental standards, DnB NOR Bank Headquarters is adapted to the flexible nature of the organisation which is in rupture with the surroundings.
DnB NOR Bank Headquarters, MVRDV, Oslo, Norway, rendering © MVRDV. Originally appeared on evolo.

The arrangement of these pixels aims at creating roof gardens and outside areas for the floors. This strategy provides enough space to host vegetation growth as the render image below shows.
DnB NOR Bank Headquarters — South-west aerial, MVRDV, Oslo, Norway, rendering © MVRDV. Originally appeared on evolo.

The roof gardens and outside areas apart, this building shape provides natural light into the interior. Advanced thermal glass used as areas of floor to ceiling fenestration contributes to allow a maximal level of daylight.
DnB NOR Bank Headquarters, MVRDV, Oslo, Norway, © MVRDV
DnB NOR Bank Headquarters, MVRDV, Oslo, Norway, © MVRDV
DnB NOR Bank Headquarters — Interior, MVRDV, Oslo, Norway, © MVRDV
DnB NOR Bank Headquarters — South-west aerial, MVRDV, Oslo, Norway, rendering © MVRDV. Originally appeared on evolo.

This project will be equipped with facilities such as a panoramic 140 seat canteen on the top level, an executive lounge with a view over the fjord, a board room in the heart of the volume, DnB NOR's trading room with 250 work stations, and the main entrance with a reception and access to the concourse.
DnB NOR Bank Headquarters, MVRDV, Oslo, Norway, diagram © MVRDV. Originally appeared on dezeen.
DnB NOR Bank Headquarters, MVRDV, Oslo, Norway, diagram © MVRDV. Originally appeared on duldule.

These facilities are linked by a staggered continuous internal route of terraces, which aims at facilitating communication between employees. Circulation between levels will be created with a series of wooden stairs and bridges.

DnB NOR Bank Headquarters — plans, MVRDV, Oslo, Norway, plan © MVRDV. Originally appeared on duldule.

For this project, MVRDV collaborates with developer OSU, co-architects Dark Arkitekter AS and A-lab, and various engineering firms, all from Norway. A-lab takes in charge of the second building while Dark Arkitekter AS builds the third one, and OSU designs the urban concept in accordance with the overall master plan and the barcode urban master plan by MVRDV, Dark Arkitekter AS and A-lab.

The DnB NOR Bank Headquarters will be completed in early 2012.

Project Data
Project: DnB NOR Bank Headquarters
Programme: Offices
Architects: MVRDV, A-lab, Dark Arkitekter AS,
Developer: Oslo S Utvikling (OSU)
Total Floor Area: 80,000 sq. m.
Size of the pixelated central building: 36,5000 sq. m.
Location: Oslo, Norway
Completion Year: early 2012

Credits
All courtesy © MVRDV
Diagram, plans originally appeared on dezeen and duldule.
Rendering appeared on evolo and duldule.

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