Selvaag


Familiar things seen in a new light

Project Details
  • Completion

    2014

  • Square meters

    4300

  • Workplaces

    185

  • Photographer

    Arne Nicolai Schram, Inviso

Project Description

When the Selvaag Group relocated to new and modern premises at Silurveien 2, Oslo, IARK took care of the interior design, as well as assisting in user processes and preparations for the move. Our starting point was Selvaag’s solid history; from the Ekeberg house, the famous spiral stairway and Olav Selvaag himself to today’s Selvaag – both as a home builder and property and industrial developer. Design and detailing was characterized by the intention to make all the familiar solutions in new ways. By locating the whole group on the fourth and fifth floors, Selvaag planned to improve communication and to allow for synergy between the different companies. There was also a clear ambition to strengthen bonds to a common culture and background.

The final result is a project with strong links to the organisation’s core values – concern for others and creativity - where design and decoration reflect the company’s engagement in the arts and culture. In the central areas a lively colour palette varies from floor to floor, while all the working areas are given calm and neutral shades of beige and grey. 

1 Kontor 16

Two reception areas

Both desks are constructed of fibre-reinforced concrete, a material typical for the building and one which reflects Selvaag’s solid basis.

Two reception areas

Both desks are constructed of fibre-reinforced concrete, a material typical for the building and one which reflects Selvaag’s solid basis.

© Arne Nicolai Schram, Inviso

2 Kontor 19

© Arne Nicolai Schram, Inviso

3 Kontor 23

Selvaag’s characteristic spiral stairway

Here located centrally and linking all areas together.

Selvaag’s characteristic spiral stairway

Here located centrally and linking all areas together.

© Arne Nicolai Schram, Inviso

4 Kontor 2

Common area

Screened from work spaces and allowing employees to meet on an informal basis.

Common area

Screened from work spaces and allowing employees to meet on an informal basis.

© Arne Nicolai Schram, Inviso

5 Kontor 10 Selvaag

Multi-rooms

Sheltered and well-lit rooms for varied work or short meetings.

Multi-rooms

Sheltered and well-lit rooms for varied work or short meetings.

© Arne Nicolai Schram, Inviso

6 Kontor 7 Selvaag

Social

Distinctive materials and colour palette in common areas. 

Social

Distinctive materials and colour palette in common areas. 

© Arne Nicolai Schram, Inviso

7 Kontor 14 Selvaag

Meeting rooms

Centrally located on all floors and accessible both to social zones and workplaces.

Meeting rooms

Centrally located on all floors and accessible both to social zones and workplaces.

© Arne Nicolai Schram, Inviso

8 Kontor 22 Selvaag

Colourful meeting rooms

The colour palette varies from floor to floor.

Colourful meeting rooms

The colour palette varies from floor to floor.

© Arne Nicolai Schram, Inviso

Hanne Margrethe Hjermann

Hanne Margrethe Hjermann

Interior architect MNIL, 

partner and CEO