Farstad Shipping ASA


A solid cultural legacy

Project Details
  • Completion

    2016

  • Workplaces

    80

Project Description

Tradition, vital local company, continuing cultural legacy, solidity, maritime history, worldwide activities.These are some of the characteristics IARK adopted when we began developing a design concept for Farstad Shipping’s new premises at Skansekaia in Ålesund. Farstad shipping is one of the world’s leading shipping companies with 40 years experience in offshore service ships for the international oil and gas industry. A thorough user process identified planning needs and gave a clear structure for the interior design work. Materials and colour choices reflect the company’s distinctive character: Cordage, iron, metals, timber and ocean hues are used in detailing, in addition to the signal “Farstad red”. Canteen, meeting centre and common facilities are located at ground floor level, while representative areas are placed on level 4. Work areas on levels 2 and 3 are open plan, and connected by a large open atrium.

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The central atrium connects main entrance and common facilities with work and social areas on levels 2 and 3.

The central atrium connects main entrance and common facilities with work and social areas on levels 2 and 3.

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Tailor-made reception – materials and detailing inspired by maritime history, shipyards and local character.

Tailor-made reception – materials and detailing inspired by maritime history, shipyards and local character.

1 Kantine Sittegruppe

Varied furnishing in the canteen. Secluded seating group screened by specially adapted display case for ship models.

Varied furnishing in the canteen. Secluded seating group screened by specially adapted display case for ship models.

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Social area directly connected to central atrium, lifts, stairs and common meeting rooms.

Social area directly connected to central atrium, lifts, stairs and common meeting rooms.

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Open work areas in neutral colour tones. “Farstad red” used as contrast.

Open work areas in neutral colour tones. “Farstad red” used as contrast.

18 M©Terom Atrium

Meeting room overlooking central atrium.

Meeting room overlooking central atrium.

13 Styrerom

Boardroom and representative areas on level 4 with spectacular views to the North Sea and Ålesund city centre.

Boardroom and representative areas on level 4 with spectacular views to the North Sea and Ålesund city centre.

Hanne Margrethe Hjermann

Hanne Margrethe Hjermann

Interior architect MNIL, 

partner and CEO

Elisabeth Paus

Elisabeth Paus

Interior architect MNIL, partner