Eco Cube Oslo, Økern Building

Eco Cube, Oslo Building, a-lab Architects, Norwegian Design, Økern Architecture, Norway

Eco Cube Oslo, Norway

Økern Building: Lørenveien 68 – design by a-lab, architects

23 Sep 2011

Eco Cube Oslo

Design: a-lab


Design proposal

Ecological architecture at Økern, Oslo, Norway. A-lab is working on a design proposal for an eco-cube for UNION.

The cube will be a pilot project for A-lab’s eco-BIM technology.

The Økern area faces significant changes in the near future and is being developed as a new destination in Oslo. The new Økern center brings industry, culture and housing to the area. Lørenveien 68 can function as a broker between the new Økern center and Løren’s established residential area.

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pictures : a-lab

The site’s height differences smoothens out with a inclined level. The building is placed on the incline, and the inclined plane geometry is adapted to the cube. The incline, and the building’s height links the site to the neighboring buildings and the areas scale.

The office volume is responsive to the varying character of the surroundings, creating social zones where there are good sunlight conditions or spectacular views over the city centre.

The social zones are programmed with a meeting center, cafeteria, terrace for relaxation and recreation, and sports. The social zones punctuate an atrium that penetrates the entire office building. Here arises a social venue for employees.

The building “breathes” through the green buffer zones located between the façade and atrium. These green zones unite the building’s social zones with the building’s environmental principles – compact building, natural ventilation, double facade and thermal mass.

Eco Cube Oslo images / information from a-lab

Eco Cube Oslo design : a-lab

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