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Scan Magazine | Architecture Special | Norway

Above left and bottom right: Aker ASA's headquarters. Photo: Hufton+Crow. Above right: Oslo Cancer Cluster Innovation Park and Ullern College. Photo: Hufton+Crow.

One great example of putting this to practice is their work on Aker ASA’s headquarters in Oslo. Some of the inspiration derives from the company’s offshore industry, making the building a spectacular sight, but the main feature is its inclusive atmosphere. “Most office buildings do their utmost to keep people out. We did the exact opposite by creating public spaces for restaurants, gyms and bars, even the space for an underground station for future development,” Breen explains.

ishing existing green spaces, encouraging a buzzing atmosphere around the buildings alongside energy-saving solutions.

As Europe’s fastest growing city, Oslo is an excellent example of how this is brought to life. One of DARK Architects’ most eminent

Green lungs in an increasingly urban world Sustainability must be the buzzword of our time, and with good reason. For DARK Architects it means relieving the pressure on rapidly growing cities without dimin-

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Scan Magazine, Issue 81, October 2015  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with Swedish singer Ane Brun.

Scan Magazine, Issue 81, October 2015  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with Swedish singer Ane Brun.