Gyldendal Headquarters, Oslo, Norway. Architect: Sverre Fehn, 2007.
|:||Gyldendal Headquarters, Oslo, Norway. Architect: Sverre Fehn, 2007. Detail of concrete staircases and balconies in central enclosed courtyard.|
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|:||Gyldendal Headquarters, Oslo, Norway. Architect: Sverre Fehn, 2007.|
|:||Corporate And Commercial|
|:||Sverre Fehn's remodelling of the headquarters of Gyldendal Publishing was the Pritziker Prize-winning architect's penultimate project. He retained the original exterior, but built an entirely new - and striking - interior, using his familiar palette of finely sculpted concrete and timber. At its heart is a luminous internal courtyard, centred on a replica of the company's original 'Danish House' headquarters in Copenhagen, and softly lit by eighteen pyramid-shaped concrete skylights of different sizes, set at different angles into pale concrete ribs. Offices and meeting rooms open off the central space, with a sunken amphitheatre seating 100 on the ground floor.|
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