Towards the city we follow the street and cornice height datum to align with the neighbouring buildings. However when the building turns to meet the landscape, the facade changes both in direction and design character – developing a double curved form, which gradually reaches out towards the fjord landscape, like the bow of a ship – a landmark.
During the design process we have used both physical and 3D computer models to identify and realise the geometry of this project. These have been instrumental in generating the optimal triangulated format to construct the glazed envelope for the double curved facade, whilst simultaneously addressing the technical issues created by the E18 Highway. In spite of the large glass facades the building is projected to be within the new EU energy consumption rules.