Task
Refurbishment from office building to apartment hotel

Year
6/2016-7/2018

Scope
8570 m2 gross floor area, 163 hotel apartments

Client
Skanska Norway AS, Forenom Finland/Norway

Design
Studio Puisto Arkkitehdit: Heikki Riitahuhta, Willem van Bolderen, Emma Johansson, Sami Logren, Pauliina Kujala, Tiina Juuti, Viivi Laine

Partners
Skanska Norway (D & B contractor), Local architect (building permit and negotiations to municipality etc.): Arkitektene Fosse og Aasen AS, Structural engineer: Skanska Norway, HVAC design: Hjellnes Consult, Electrical design: Hjellnes Consult, Acoustic consultant: Brekke & Strand Akustikk AS, Fire consultant: Rambøll Norge, Ground floor business model consulting: Urban Jungle, Photographs: Pauliina Salonen

Competence
Building Design, Interior Design

The Lakkegata Apartment hotel is an international joint venture between Skanska Norway and Forenom, situated in the very center of Oslo in close proximity to the main train station and the attractions of the city center. The surrounding Grønland area is an up-and-coming, lively and interesting neighbourhood.

The subtle and stylish red-brick office building situated in Lakkegata 3 was originally constructed in the mid-80’s and has now been transformed into a top-of-the-line apartment hotel. The are altogether 163 rooms over 6 floors with an additional ground floor which will include other commercial features that compliment both the needs of hotel customers and the surrounding neighbourhood.

The hotel apartments are designed with efficiency and high-class design in mind (BREEAM Very Good). The hotel customers are given all the facilities for short and extended stays, with differing room type characteristics intended to accommodate all customer groups. The ambience of the rooms range from cool Nordic interiors to more intensive, vibrant colours with more tactile materials. On the two highest floor levels, balconies are used in each room which provide magnificent views to the Oslo city center and surrounding landscape.

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