Nothing spectacular until you turn round the corner to discover the plazza outlined by two long bowed buildings, on which each glimpse of light glides. Just a wonderful piece of architecture, spanning from East to West to follow the course of the (outstanding nordic) sun. A bit like the Sony Center in Berlin, a compelling creation of a brand new space before your stunned eyes.
– One pix + information on Architectural Record website.
– The architect‘s website, with a slide voice presentation.
– Google Image‘s selection of poor quality pix.
– More decent pictures on Daniel Burren‘s page (courtesy of FF).
– Even better snapshots by FF, at least for the firsts in the row.
– Few photos by MW.
– Bird-Plane-Montgolfier-Satellite-Googled view of the building.
– Few words in french.
Within corporate buildings, it is quite common to gather excellent pieces of furniture (here among others, the Egg by Arne Jacobsen as presented by Wikipedia) and interesting works of art hanging on the wall, less so and more lasting to commission a true work of architecture.
Well, Telenor headquarters in Fornebu near Oslo is a wonderpiece indeed at first experience.