IT-Fornebu Portal Building that located in Oslo, Norway, was designed by a-lab, Transformation is complete at the Fornebu site – the location of Oslo’s Airport until 1998 when it took retirement at 60. Its vacant cavernous Terminal building opened up a world of opportunities, quickly grasped by Norwegian IT company IT Fornebu AS Group, and a new business park now dominates the site.
The IT-Fornebu Portal building as it is known was developed by the IT-Fornebu Eiendom and designed by A-lab architects after winning a competition in 2004.
Or identify with a new identity as may be the case may be with this vibrant development. Approximately 28,000 sq m are provided at the site which has been constructed in preparation for a predicted surge in development, making the project the heart of a new business destination for the city. Four 6-storey office blocks flank a dramatic ‘mandarin red’ cantilevered public Hub whose fully glazed front affords panoramic views from the building over the entrance. An innovative exoskeleton system creates interest for each of the 3,750 sq m blocks. Diagonal steel beams surround each block, attached every 4.8 meters with a steel joint through the façade to the floor beams creating a diamond lattice.