Sogn Arena

Project information

  1. Location Oslo‚ Norway
  2. Area28.000 m²
  3. Construction cost400 mill. NOK

Project details

  1. Design by Kristin Jarmund Architects (now part of Nordic)
  2. Year2002 — 2008
  3. StatusCompleted
  4. Client Bertel O. Steen
  5. Enquiries Graeme Ferguson

The project was awarded 1st prize in an invited competition. The curvature of the building is inspired by the surrounding road grid and signalizes the speed and dynamic, which characterize moving traffic. The building is also the biggest showroom for Mercedes Benz Norway – which further legitimizes the dynamic architecture.

The stylized “cracks” in the facade tell a visual story of what happened when a mighty force bent the building into place. The building is terraced to accomodate the falling terrain.

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