Kluge


Discreet elegance at Bryggegaten 6

Project Details
  • Completion

    2015

  • Square meters

    3 000

  • Workplaces

    95

  • Photographer

    Stine Østby

Project Description

When Kluge Attorneys at law relocated their head office to Bryggegata 6 at Aker Brygge, IARK was involved in all processes leading up to the final move. Area planning was carried out in close dialogue with both Kluge and the building owner.
The resulting light and elegant premises combine Kluge’s ambitions, competence and professional profile in a wholly functional framework. Kluge was a very involved building client, and made it clear that the best areas in the headquarters were to be reserved for staff and customers, in the form of social zones and open workspaces. Close cooperation between different areas of competence, as well as between younger and more experienced colleagues, is an essential part of Kluge’s commercial and professional profile. The offices are formed with this in mind and are therefore fairly identical. Oak, concrete and blue colour tones throughout, combined with honest use of materials, give the premises a discreet elegance.

1 Kluge

Arrival

Kluge’s visual identity is emphasised in the arrival area. At reception, the profile wall and logo behind the desk reinforce the design concept.

Arrival

Kluge’s visual identity is emphasised in the arrival area. At reception, the profile wall and logo behind the desk reinforce the design concept.

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Plenty of room for visitors

There are several seating areas in the arrival zone, and from the ‘profile wall’ there are good views to the atrium.

Plenty of room for visitors

There are several seating areas in the arrival zone, and from the ‘profile wall’ there are good views to the atrium.

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Reception

Reception is open and inviting and continues the design themes from the arrival area.

Reception

Reception is open and inviting and continues the design themes from the arrival area.

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Craftmanship details

IARK has designed a ‘profile wall’ with Kluge’s central principles engraved in timber:  Legal guidance, highest professional qualification, conscientious, effective and competent.

Craftmanship details

IARK has designed a ‘profile wall’ with Kluge’s central principles engraved in timber:  Legal guidance, highest professional qualification, conscientious, effective and competent.

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10 Kluge

The glass box

Next to the training room we find the so-called Glass Box – a room with a totally different character to the other rooms, and a rich contrast to the adjacent workshop hall.

The glass box

Next to the training room we find the so-called Glass Box – a room with a totally different character to the other rooms, and a rich contrast to the adjacent workshop hall.

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9 Kluge

Training room

Kluge offers group training for students preparing for exams. The room has flexible furnishing which can be easily adapted to different uses as required. 

Training room

Kluge offers group training for students preparing for exams. The room has flexible furnishing which can be easily adapted to different uses as required. 

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5 Kluge

The view

Kluge has chosen to set aside the best rooms for both visiting clients and as common areas - here there are views to Aker Brygge and excellent daylighting. The shuffle table brings a playful element to a busy working day.

The view

Kluge has chosen to set aside the best rooms for both visiting clients and as common areas - here there are views to Aker Brygge and excellent daylighting. The shuffle table brings a playful element to a busy working day.

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7 Kluge

Meeting with unique views

Views to Aker Brygge give an attractive backdrop to several of the meeting rooms.

Meeting with unique views

Views to Aker Brygge give an attractive backdrop to several of the meeting rooms.

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6 Kluge

External meeting rooms

The external meeting rooms are firmly linked to the materials’ origins: West coast nature, oak, concrete, earth colours and blue tones throughout.

External meeting rooms

The external meeting rooms are firmly linked to the materials’ origins: West coast nature, oak, concrete, earth colours and blue tones throughout.

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8 Kluge

Library

Kluge owns a large library – strategically placed between teaching room and coffee bar, it now functions naturally as an interdepartmental meeting place for different areas of expertise.

Library

Kluge owns a large library – strategically placed between teaching room and coffee bar, it now functions naturally as an interdepartmental meeting place for different areas of expertise.

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Bente Nøren Eriksen

Bente Nøren Eriksen

Interior architect MA

Monica Døhlie Heck

Monica Døhlie Heck

Interior architect MNIL, partner