Project information

  1. Location Oslo‚ Norway
  2. Area10.800 m²
  3. Construction cost165.000.000 NOK

Project details

  1. Design by Kristin Jarmund Architects (now part of Nordic)
  2. Year2014 — 2018
  3. StatusCompleted
  4. Partners Gitte Boge
    Trond Joelson
    Dmitry Tkachenko

  5. Client Avantor AS
  6. Enquiries Ola Helle
    Jonathan Alexander

Torgbygget or “The Building on the Square” is situated along the banks of the Akerselva river in the Nydalen district of Oslo; a former light industrial area that is quickly developing into a vibrant part of the city.

The mixed use building consists of offices, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and a dental and health clinic, and sits over the west entrance to the Nydalen Metro Station. The building has been refurbished with a new facade and interior finishes, as well as improvements to the metro station entrance. The new facade has a strong vertical rhythm composed of windows alternating in relief with insulated elements clad in smoked glass and a coloured backing. The west facade is punctuated by a series of extruded boxes, outlined in orange glass, and cantilevering over the river. The project focuses on sustainable design and has achieved a BREEAM very good rating.