MVRDV completes bank headquarters in Oslo

Cate St Hill

MVRDV's new headquarters for DNB Bank in Oslo, Norway.

Source: Jiri Havran

The building is part of a wider masterplan next to Oslo Central Station

MVRDV has completed a new headquarters for DNB Bank in Oslo, Norway.

The design is based on an ideal work group of the bank- a square of 6x6 metres- which informs the small-scale working units in the building and the pixelated exterior facade.

In addition to over 2,000 flexible work spaces, the building also provides a 140 seat canteen, an executive lounge, a board room, and a trading room with 250 work stations across 17 storeys.

The building is part of the MVRDV Barcode masterplan next to Oslo Central Station. MVRDV was commissioned in 2007 to concentrate 20 separate DNB offices into one cluster in the new Bjørvika Barcode area.

The second building for DNB is designed by Norwegian A-lab and the third building by Dark Arkitekter. The cluster will be finished in May next year.

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