FORNEBUPORTEN

DESIGN: 2011-
COMPLETION: 2015/2016
PROGRAM: 50.400 m² offices, 3000 m² shopping, ca 30.000 m² basement.
CLIENT: Fornebuporten AS
LOCATION: Fornebu, Bærum, Norway
COLLABORATION: Zinc AS

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FORNEBUPORTEN
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DESIGN: 2011-
COMPLETION: 2015/2016
PROGRAM: 50.400 m² offices, 3000 m² shopping, ca 30.000 m² basement.
CLIENT: Fornebuporten AS
LOCATION: Fornebu, Bærum, Norway
COLLABORATION: Zinc AS
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Dark conceived the office and commercial cluster at Fornebu to be a magnet for knowledge-based enterprises and oil and offshore intelligence. The site is at the entrance to Fornebu, creating a gateway from the main approach road, Snarøyveien. The five volumes of the building complex optimize daylight while offering modern and functional office spaces for approximately 3,000 people.

Drawing visual references from the offshore industry, the buildings cantilever outwards from the first floor, creating the illusion of floating over the square and surrounding landscape.

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The ground floor is designed to be a welcoming and transparent space, with a continuous curtain wall from floor to ceiling and a ceiling height of more than five metres. The ground floor offers public restaurants, coffee shops and a bakery, as well as office cafeterias, to activate the square. A lowered central atrium is surrounded by a grocery store, pharmacy, flower shop, hairdresser, training facilities and a future metro entrance. The surrounding basement also contains two levels of parking, a technical plant and bike parking.

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