Akerselva Atrium

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In the summer of 2016, Oslo Works was contracted by DNB Næringseiendom NE as architects for the renovation of Akerselva Atrium. The office building is located in the centre of Oslo and has Dagens Næringsliv as its largest tenant. Our primary focus has been the upgrade of the main entrance and shared areas of the ground floor.

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Akerselva Atrium was completed with a package-contract in 2006 and has been a part of DNB Næringseiendoms portfolio since 2011. The background for the project derives from the renegotiation of tenant contacts and consequently establishing a need for upgrades of existing meeting rooms.

With a rental market that is changing greatly, the project raises many relevant issues. The need for flexibility and scaleable office areas is increasing, while the length of tenant contracts is shortening. This represents a big challenge for well-established real-estate owners, given the increasing risk for a secure turnover as well as the challenge of meeting varying requirements from tenants.

In order to meet a different future, the client decided to renovate the ground floor including other shared spaces, with a new layout that would allow otherwise empty areas to be shared-use.

The shared spaces are given a comprehensive material palette with microcement floor, veneer walls and a perforated ceiling.

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Project name: Akerselva Atrium

Typology: Office

Location: Oslo, Norway

Year: 2016-2018

Status: Completed

Area: 1,500 m2

Client: DNB Næringseiendom

Contractor: Varden Entreprenør