Statoil’s HQ

By on June 5, 2015
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These are the new offices of Norwegian oil and gas outfit Statoil, built at Fonebu near Oslo in Norway. The building was lauded well before its completion towards the end of 2012.

Instead of designing a single mass, Norwegian architects A-Lab conceived an office composed of five aluminum-clad tubes, arranged horizontally in an almost slapdash pile.

The arrangement brings with it certain inherent advantages. First, each of the five blocks has a unique orientation and view. And the space between the five blocks creates an atrium, covered by an undulating propeller-shaped glass roof.

It’s really a rather nice atrium, with a striking aluminum stair tower at its center. Square-spiraling around a core, the stairway branches off this way and that, contorting like something M. C. Escher might have contrived.

 

Missing from the press shots we’ve seen is an idea of how things are inside the office spaces themselves. You can’t judge an office until you’ve worked in it … or at least seen some pictures.

 

Source : http://www.dezeen.com/2013/04/10/statoil-regional-and-international-offices-by-a-lab/

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