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Statoil Headquarters: a monument of capitalism and constructivism

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The most ambitious new project in Oslo is the office complex of Statoil, the state energy company, which is headquartered in the port city of Stavanger. Designed by a-lab, a firm that made an important contribution to Barcode, Statoil is the latest addition to Fornebu, the site of Oslo’s airport until 1998. A corporation is redeveloping the zone as a waterfront park, with attractively landscaped apartments and IT offices. One of the first arrivals was Telenor, the leading phone company. Statoil lease their building but it was designed to their specifications, and assembled in under 20 months with help of prefabricated elements.
Five three-story lamellas are stacked at angles to form a nine-story complex of interlocking units for 2500 employees. The goal was to stay within the 10,000-square-meter footprint of the former parking structure, which is now below grade. The...

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