UK Firm Completes Oslo Airport Transformation

18 November 2009 (Last Updated November 18th, 2009 18:30)

UK practice A-lab architects has completed the construction of a new business park at the former Oslo Airport site in Oslo, Norway. The park is being developed by IT Fornebu AS Group, a Norwegian based IT company who commissioned A- lab architects after they won a design competition i

UK practice A-lab architects has completed the construction of a new business park at the former Oslo Airport site in Oslo, Norway.

The park is being developed by IT Fornebu AS Group, a Norwegian based IT company who commissioned A- lab architects after they won a design competition in 2004.

The airport building was closed in 1998 after 60 years in use.

The design features a flexible layout for developing 28,000m² of office space by reducing the building foot print and minimal wastage involved.

The development that features four six-storey office blocks is flanked by a red cantilevered public space whose glazed frontage offers views from the building over the entrance.

The façade features an innovative exoskeleton design for each of the 3,750m² blocks.

Each block is clad in diagonal steel beams and is attached together by steel joints akin to a diamond lattice.