a-lab wins office design competition bringing pick-up-stick design to Fornebu
After a competition between 40 different projects, a-lab, an Oslo based architects office, has been commissioned to further their design for the Statoil Hydro Oslo office.
All 40 entries were comprised of a developer and architect team competing for their design AND location. The Norwegian oil company chose the a-lab project - which resembles the popular game of pick-up-sticks - as their winner meaning the new office will be built in Fornebu, western Oslo. IT-fornebu Holding are the developers for the project.
The design was expected to match a list of criteria, the most important being that the building should be flexible, environmentally friendly and modern. The winning building answers to the company's core values: courageous, open, hands on and caring.
At 65,000 sq m the building is put together of 5 3-storey cantilevering lamellas stacked on top of each other. These lamellas form a six-storey common space with a meeting-center in the middle.
The building is scheduled for completion in Autumn 2012.