DNB Bjørvika


Bank from A to Z

Project Details
  • Completed january

    2014

  • Square meters

    85 000

  • Workspaces

    3 900

  • Photographer

    Jiri Havran

Project Description

DNB is committed to becoming one of the most visionary corporations in Europe.

With such high ambition and expectation, a complete transformation within the organization was inevitable for the largest bank in Norway; therefore the management chose to house it’s main office functions under one roof in Bjørvika, Oslo. The objective was to create the most attractive financial institution in Scandinavia for both customers and staff, whilst at the same time initiating an improved, common culture inside the organisation itself.

This involved creating a welcoming work environment that encouraged innovation, flexibility and simplicity, as well as facilitating a dynamic and collaborative attitude throughout the organization; including efficient work processes and optimum utilization of the entire building, once the final stage of construction is complete.

With 85,000m2 of open office space and over 4000 employees in three adjacent buildings, DNB has chosen to apply free seating and clean desk, giving employees more freedom to plan and execute their various tasks.

Zinc AS has been the contracting party regarding the interior design in this project, and Heidi Tolo has been project manager from 2007 - 2013, from 2011 by arrangement with IARK.

The result is a financial advisory headquarters attracting attention throughout the entire banking community, not just in Norway, but also in other countries throughout Europe.

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The Spiral Staircase

The representative areas where the corporate management sit. Spiral stairs styled with oak slats conceal the internal staircase that spirals up through the entire building.

The Spiral Staircase

The representative areas where the corporate management sit. Spiral stairs styled with oak slats conceal the internal staircase that spirals up through the entire building.

© Jiri Havran

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Spiraltrappen

Bilde fra de representative arealene hos konsernledelsen. Spiraltrappen er kledd i eikespiler og skjuler interntrappen som snor seg gjennom hele bygget.

Spiraltrappen

Bilde fra de representative arealene hos konsernledelsen. Spiraltrappen er kledd i eikespiler og skjuler interntrappen som snor seg gjennom hele bygget.

© Jiri Havran

“I look forward to going to work in Bjørvika every day. I really feel that my own experience of DNB is now consistent with how we wish to be perceived; the company we aspire to be to our customers“ 

Anne Line Stampe, DNB Bjørvika

Dnb Collage

Flexible Solutions

Upper left image - all employees have their own personal locker. Centre image - areas facilitated for tasks requiring special concentration without distraction. Bottom left image - typical technology in work places today. Right image - the large meeting room with relaxed and movable furniture, overlooking Oslo city centre to the north, and used for an assortment of functions, from DNB Markets morning meetings to arrangements involving clients.

Flexible Solutions

Upper left image - all employees have their own personal locker. Centre image - areas facilitated for tasks requiring special concentration without distraction. Bottom left image - typical technology in work places today. Right image - the large meeting room with relaxed and movable furniture, overlooking Oslo city centre to the north, and used for an assortment of functions, from DNB Markets morning meetings to arrangements involving clients.

© Jiri Havran

Elisabeth Trømborg

Elisabeth Trømborg

Interior architect MNIL, partner

Heidi Tolo

Heidi Tolo

Interior architect MNIL, partner