Oslo Børs (Oslo Stock Exchange) – Rehabilitation

Project details

Location: Oslo, Norway

Size: 2.000m²

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Built: 2000

Project description

Oslo Stock Exchange was built in 1826-28. The building was made by architect Grosch in a strict, dorian, empire style. In 1910, the building was extended in two parts towards the south of the original building. The expansion was completed by architect Michalsen.

In the last ten years, Oslo Stock Exchange has had an enormous growth, and the amount of employees has increased from about 40 to about 100 persons. The Stock Exchange building needed to increase in size to accomodate the increased staff members.
Oslo Stock Exchange requested architect Niels Torp to generate ideas on how this unique property could accomodate the whole organisation and still keep its existing character, whilst at the same time creating a modern, beautiful and efficient interior.

The building was made more open and spacious as previously hoped for by Grosch and Michalsen.
The number of working places has increased enormously, the internal communication environmental conditions of the offices have been more satisfactory.
The intention of linking the interior spaces togeher has been achieved by establishing void spaces and balconies in the corners of the open workspaces over two storeys.

This project was at an early stage shown to the Heritage Council and their cooperation has generated a positive response.