The builders merchant is situated in an unique location alongside the Oslo Fjord in Vækerø. There has been a timber yard here for more than 350 years, selling timber from the woods owned by Løvenskold, which are located surrounding Oslo.
The main estate and the company offices are also situated in Vækerø, in a beautiful parkland setting. However, the facilities and physical environment were in need of extensive renewal.
We established a clearly defined entrance square which provides a connection to the sea and defines the border between the builders merchant and the offices.
The builders merchant is very exposed to the main motorway leading into Oslo, and shields the entrance area that is located towards the fjord, whereas the office buildings are more peacefully positioned towards the preserved historic park and the fjord.
We have emphasised that the building itself should help market both the location and the company. The facade is of dressed masonry, with various eye-catching elements that are intended to be experienced from passing cars at speed.