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Tjuvholmen Housing

Oslo/ Norway

Size/ 9,733 
Competition/ On commission 2010
Status/ Completed 2012-2014
Client/ Tjuvholmen Utvikling A/S
Engineer/ HAUG OG BLOM-BAKKE AS/ ECT AS/ Siv ing Netteberg AS
Partner architect/ Lund & Slaato
Landscape architect/ GULLIK GULLIKSEN AS
Other consultants/ Multiconsult AS

Tjuvholmen is a new, modern and vibrant quarter of Oslo in the immediate vicinity of Oslo fjord. The two housing projects have a unique view and location at the edge of Tjuvholmen with a magnificent view over the fjord.
The design and layout is generated in an effort to provide all apartments as good a contact to the unique fjord landscape as possible. Thus, all façade openings, balconies and split-levels are adapted in relation to solar orientation and the surrounding buildings.

Housing 81 is designed with a residential common area and a smaller commercial area at ground level. Housing 82 is designed with a fitness/spa in the basement and on the ground level.

The main motive of the design is the facades pointed shape that creates a rhythm in the facade and opens the apartments facing the fjord and the view.

In connection with the large window cut outs in the façade, cassettes of perforated and pre-patinated bronze have been made which together with the window sills and drip edges are framing the window holes.

The plinth facade is made with an oblong thin slate in a gray-blue tone. Facades from level 2 to 9 are rendered with an almost chalk-white façade plaster.

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