Aker Brygge


Modern flexibility in new packaging

Project Details
  • To be completed

    2015

  • Square meters

    50 000

  • Workspaces

    2 000

  • Photographer

    Ghilardi + Hellsten, All Illustrations: Eve Images

    Space Group

    Niels Torp

Project Description

Major parts of the building structures at Aker Brygge required a complete renovation in order to upgrade them to both the technical and architectural level the market demands.

Norwegian Property (NPRO) has looked at Aker Brygge afresh and set a specific target of creating a distinct entity, incorporating high quality and characterized by a welcoming local atmosphere. With these objectives in mind NPRO has launched a comprehensive upgrading plan for the buildings.

IARK is working closely with the client’s development department, specialist engineers and assorted architects in conjunction with the design of the various tenant spaces.

The street level will be more orderly and dynamic, and the office floors in the different buildings optimized to elevate them to tomorrow’s standards.

IARK has also worked closely with the leasing broker firm Akershus Property; assessing potential tenants, and is involved in the entire process, both before and after the contracts are signed.

Stranden1 1

Stranden 1

Stranden 1 is undergoing a complete renovation both inside and out. The building marks the main entrance to Aker Brygge and will stand as a notable modernistic structure with unique inner and outer qualities.

Stranden 1

Stranden 1 is undergoing a complete renovation both inside and out. The building marks the main entrance to Aker Brygge and will stand as a notable modernistic structure with unique inner and outer qualities.

© Ghilardi + Hellsten, All Illustrations: Eve Images

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Kistefos, DNO and Wiersholm have all signed contracts allowing them to move into Stranden 1 upon completion. The main focus has been to facilitate a unique access and customer-related area for each individual tenant in the building. The picture shows access to an office floor with an open plan and panoramic views over Rådhusplassen and the inner harbour.

Kistefos, DNO and Wiersholm have all signed contracts allowing them to move into Stranden 1 upon completion. The main focus has been to facilitate a unique access and customer-related area for each individual tenant in the building. The picture shows access to an office floor with an open plan and panoramic views over Rådhusplassen and the inner harbour.

© Ghilardi + Hellsten, All Illustrations: Eve Images

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Every tenant has individual requirements; therefore IARK takes into account the layout, together with the concept development for each one. Supportive functions underpinning the tenant’s expertise are integrated into the plan. The above picture shows a library and coffee station incorporated into the same area.

Every tenant has individual requirements; therefore IARK takes into account the layout, together with the concept development for each one. Supportive functions underpinning the tenant’s expertise are integrated into the plan. The above picture shows a library and coffee station incorporated into the same area.

© Ghilardi + Hellsten, All Illustrations: Eve Images

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The access zone extends toward the atrium, allowing sunlight to flood in throughout the building’s rooms and floor spaces.

The access zone extends toward the atrium, allowing sunlight to flood in throughout the building’s rooms and floor spaces.

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“For Aker Brygge, probably the largest reconstruction project in Norway, we chose IARK as our strategic and operational partner regarding the installation of interior solutions. This has enabled us to develop our office products continuously and according to the tenants’ requirements and needs. The results speak for themselves; almost all the offices are now rented out one year before completion” 

Olav Line, CEO NPRO

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Stranden 1 is facilitated for open solutions as well as cell-offices, giving tenants the opportunity to choose sizable workspaces overlooking the Oslo Fjord.

Stranden 1 is facilitated for open solutions as well as cell-offices, giving tenants the opportunity to choose sizable workspaces overlooking the Oslo Fjord.

© Ghilardi + Hellsten, All Illustrations: Eve Images

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NPRO is also determined to provide high quality restrooms and toilet cubicles in all the buildings; with some tenants having shower facilities on their particular floor. In addition, similar amenities are situated adjacent to the bicycle parking in the basement.

NPRO is also determined to provide high quality restrooms and toilet cubicles in all the buildings; with some tenants having shower facilities on their particular floor. In addition, similar amenities are situated adjacent to the bicycle parking in the basement.

© Ghilardi + Hellsten, All Illustrations: Eve Images

Stranden3 1

Stranden 3

Stranden 3 is a historic industrial monument from the era when Akers Mekaniske Verksted was constructing ships on the same lot. As a contrast to the modern office premises and brand new facilities, the facades will have their original character restored. The engineering hall is the first building to be completed on the promenade at Aker Brygge.

Stranden 3

Stranden 3 is a historic industrial monument from the era when Akers Mekaniske Verksted was constructing ships on the same lot. As a contrast to the modern office premises and brand new facilities, the facades will have their original character restored. The engineering hall is the first building to be completed on the promenade at Aker Brygge.

© Space Group

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Double height windows admit plenty of light into the work areas within the building; this is a significant architectural approach.

Double height windows admit plenty of light into the work areas within the building; this is a significant architectural approach.

© Space Group

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The individual tenant’s needs are catered for.

The individual tenant’s needs are catered for.

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The old facades give soul and personality to meeting rooms and office spaces, whilst new structural elements create a distinct contrast between the modern features and historic building structure.

The old facades give soul and personality to meeting rooms and office spaces, whilst new structural elements create a distinct contrast between the modern features and historic building structure.

© Space Group

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Bright office spaces with facilities matching future requirements. 

Bright office spaces with facilities matching future requirements. 

© Space Group

Stranden5 1

Stranden 5

Stranden 5 is converted to accommodate an assortment of multi functions; the 80's look has been updated to a more contemporary architectural appearance, and the new planning structure allows tenants to choose from a profusion of opportunities.

Stranden 5

Stranden 5 is converted to accommodate an assortment of multi functions; the 80's look has been updated to a more contemporary architectural appearance, and the new planning structure allows tenants to choose from a profusion of opportunities.

© Niels Torp

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The office premises are characterized by large, coherent and space-efficient surfaces, which receive daylight through windows on the facades and from the atrium. The premises are designed for the next generation of office users, so strong emphasis is put on plenty of natural light and elegant solutions.

The office premises are characterized by large, coherent and space-efficient surfaces, which receive daylight through windows on the facades and from the atrium. The premises are designed for the next generation of office users, so strong emphasis is put on plenty of natural light and elegant solutions.

© Niels Torp

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Terraces on the top floor of the building provide a spectacular view over the Oslo Fjord.

Terraces on the top floor of the building provide a spectacular view over the Oslo Fjord.

© Niels Torp

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Double height ceilings with large glass facades facing the atrium. 

Double height ceilings with large glass facades facing the atrium. 

© Niels Torp

Bente Nøren Eriksen

Bente Nøren Eriksen

Interior architect MA

Monica Døhlie Heck

Monica Døhlie Heck

Interior architect MNIL, partner