DNO


Represents reliability and competence

Project Details
  • Completion

    2015

  • Square meters

    2900

  • Workplaces

    100

  • Photographer

    Stine Østby

Project Description

When the Terminal Building at Aker Brygge was to be totally renovated, DNO required their premises on the sixth floor to be designed according to function – both for specific tasks, and according to the location of company operations. DNO ASA is a Norwegian oil and gas operator focused on the Middle-East and North-Africa. IARK’s brief was to contribute to increased efficiency, profit and employee commitment by creating spaces which would support the company’s guiding principles and working methods. Previously all staff had individual offices. Management wished for better interaction between employees and concluded that the headquarters should have open workplaces. All employees have their own workspace with a spacious private domain. We have used a warm palette of materials inspired by the Middle-East but founded on Scandivian design. During the project period DNO developed a new graphic profile under the motto “First, fair and firm”. These values were incorporated in the final high quality interior solutions which express both reliability and competence.

1 Dno

Reception

A separate zone for customer-related events is located adjacent to arrival and management offices.

Reception

A separate zone for customer-related events is located adjacent to arrival and management offices.

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2 Dno

The reception wall

Parallel with the reception desk we have designed a 17 meter partition wall incorporating a gas fire, exhibition, seating and coffee bar. 

The reception wall

Parallel with the reception desk we have designed a 17 meter partition wall incorporating a gas fire, exhibition, seating and coffee bar. 

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3 Dno

The wall symbolizes DNO’s Middle-East operations expressed in flames, stone and crystals.

The wall symbolizes DNO’s Middle-East operations expressed in flames, stone and crystals.

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4 Dno

The view

The lounge area in the meeting centre is an open and airy space where DNO’s identity is clearly expressed. The carpeting is specially designed with DNO’s profile colours.

The view

The lounge area in the meeting centre is an open and airy space where DNO’s identity is clearly expressed. The carpeting is specially designed with DNO’s profile colours.

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5 Dno

Informal meeting

Meeting rooms have views to Akershus Fortress and the Oslo Fjord which both emphasise the company’s Norwegian origins.

Informal meeting

Meeting rooms have views to Akershus Fortress and the Oslo Fjord which both emphasise the company’s Norwegian origins.

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6 Dno

Meeting

The boardroom looks out onto Rådhusplassen and the Oslo Fjord. 

Meeting

The boardroom looks out onto Rådhusplassen and the Oslo Fjord. 

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15 Dno

Staff restaurant

The employee restaurant can also be used outside mealtimes for ad-hoc meetings, individual work, breaks or as a common meeting-space.

Staff restaurant

The employee restaurant can also be used outside mealtimes for ad-hoc meetings, individual work, breaks or as a common meeting-space.

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16 Dno

Staff restaurant – lounge area

DNO wished the staff dining area to have more of a restaurant/lounge image than that of a typical canteen.

Staff restaurant – lounge area

DNO wished the staff dining area to have more of a restaurant/lounge image than that of a typical canteen.

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7 Dno

Atrium

Light, transparent communicative.

Atrium

Light, transparent communicative.

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8 Dno

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11 Dno

Multi-rooms

All staff have own workplace and spacious private area with easy access to nearby multi-room.

Multi-rooms

All staff have own workplace and spacious private area with easy access to nearby multi-room.

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10 Dno

Open workspaces

Employees originally had individual offices. Open solutions encourage interaction and communication.

Open workspaces

Employees originally had individual offices. Open solutions encourage interaction and communication.

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12 Dno

Office with meeting area

Specially built for management.

Office with meeting area

Specially built for management.

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13 Dno

Office

Detail

Office

Detail

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14 Dno

Custom made

Chairman`s office.

Custom made

Chairman`s office.

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Monica Døhlie Heck

Monica Døhlie Heck

Interior architect MNIL, partner