Wingårdhs delivered the winning proposal
Swedish architects' office Wingårdhs' with the project proposal E=mc2
Arne Sigve Nylund, EVP Development and Production Norway and location manager in Stavanger
The project proposal locates the new building close to the entrance section of the existing building and the planned collective axis towards Vassbotn. This strengthens the urbanisation of the area aimed at, e.g., by the Forus Vision. The building has an elliptic layout that is slanting from the 16th floor towards the north to the 1st floor towards the south, which gives the building a distinctive appearance. Due to a highly area-efficient building shape and office solution, the gross area is far smaller than the other project proposals in the competition.
The possibilities for later construction stages are also outlined, showing a total of three buildings of the same shape, but different sizes. The existing building at Forus West can be maintained until a third building is established, if relevant, which makes the concept very flexible.
As architectural competitions differ from ordinary project procurements in Statoil the National Association of Norwegian Architects (NAL) has been involved as advisers in the process.
Per Rygh, competition secretary for NAL
Statoil will now mature its plans for the new building based on Wingårdhs’ project proposal, and clarify important regulation issues prior to deciding the further progress.
Hans Birger Thomseth, project leader