Norwegian Property


Offices with a touch of history

Project Details
  • Completed january

    2014

  • Square meters

    970

  • Workplaces

    39

  • Photographer

    Ketil Jacobsen

Project Description

When NPRO moved headquarters to the former shipbuilding wharf at Aker brygge, IArk was engaged to optimise the new premises. A planning solution was required that would accommodate the company’s various working methods, include facilities for frequent meetings and, of course, highlight the building’s distinctive character. Double height rooms and atria that allow deep penetration of daylight were among the qualities we were able to make good use of. 

NPRO has a busy meeting agenda. Good and comfortable facilities were a prerequisite, and these are also located well away from general working areas.

The premises are transparent with very few solid walls and a small number of opaque glass partitions, and from the central atria of the industrial hall there are views through the whole building. NPRO wished to maintain and develop these special qualities.

Npro 1

Arrival

The high ceiling and original window give an added dimension to the entrance area where the ample space allows room for waiting guests as well as for informal project meetings.  

Arrival

The high ceiling and original window give an added dimension to the entrance area where the ample space allows room for waiting guests as well as for informal project meetings.  

© Ketil Jacobsen

Npro 2

© Ketil Jacobsen

Npro 3

Reception area

Common atria with glazed areas give plenty of light and easy orientation.  

Reception area

Common atria with glazed areas give plenty of light and easy orientation.  

© Ketil Jacobsen

Npro 4

External meeting rooms

The building’s unique industrial history gives character and identity to the external meeting rooms.

External meeting rooms

The building’s unique industrial history gives character and identity to the external meeting rooms.

© Ketil Jacobsen

Npro 5

© Ketil Jacobsen

Npro 6

Open workplaces

Open workspaces with nearby quiet rooms or private meeting spaces.

Open workplaces

Open workspaces with nearby quiet rooms or private meeting spaces.

© Ketil Jacobsen

Npro 7

Project office

The building’s transparency is clearly experienced in the project room, which boasts a high ceiling and long vertical sightlines. 

Project office

The building’s transparency is clearly experienced in the project room, which boasts a high ceiling and long vertical sightlines. 

© Ketil Jacobsen

Bente Nøren Eriksen

Bente Nøren Eriksen

Interior architect MA

Monica Døhlie Heck

Monica Døhlie Heck

Interior architect MNIL, partner