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VIA

Oslo/ Norway

Size/ 58,500 m²
Competition/ 2014, First prize in international competition
Status/ Scheduled construction 2018–2021
Client/ Storebrand Eiendom AS
Sustainability/ Targeting BREEAM Excellent

VIA is a central cross-section and a symbolic focal point for the new modern Oslo. The architecture interprets the surrounding volumes’ characteristics and heights and adds a new and unique architectural expression. The complex is a combination of exclusive shops, high-end offices and parking facilities available to the city center, ensuring a lively urban environment.

From the outside, the project appears as a tight sculpture that adapts to the different scales of the site and to the city’s street profile.

VIA received a Commendation in the Mixed Use category at the 2017 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards celebrated in Cannes, France.

New passages and squares create shortcuts through the block. Enhanced integration between the building and the city is achieved by introducing two new areas - entrance square and the inner courtyard.

The office areas are of a modern, robust design with a high level of quality and are designed to make maximum use of daylight conditions, as well as offering spectacular views of the Oslo skyline and fjord.

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