STATOIL VISION SANDSLI: AN EFFECTIVE, ADVANCED AND STATE-OF-THE-ART OFFICE BUILDING

The new Statoil building in Bergen is a technically advanced, state-of-the-art building with all facilities a company could desire. Under commission from Statoil, Sweco has designed the new office building in Sandsli, Bergen. Both the building and the project won the the "2015 Property Award, awarded by Estate Norge.

Facts

Project
Statoil vision Sandsli

Client
Statoil ASA

Location
Sandsli, Bergen

Period
2009–2015

Expertise
Building and structural engineering, energy systems, BIM, planning and architecture, project management, technical installations, environmental consultancy, water and sewerage

ASSIGNMENT AND SOLUTION

Technically advanced construction project
Statoil engaged Sweco as general consultant for this huge project. The building in Sandsli houses Statoil's units for offshore operations. We have utilised the full range of expertise in order to realise the vision of the building: "Vision Sandsli shall contribute to safer and more efficient operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf". Statoil Vision Sandsli is the most integrated and technically advanced construction project Sweco has ever carried out. Its 55,500 square metres also makes it one of the largest and most advanced office complexes in Norway.

The Statoil complex is a small, modern town
Employees are pleased with the good infrastructure and diversity of streets, spaces, staircases and separate work and break rooms. Sweco's landscape architects have developed an external landscape of around 9 acres, with solutions that create a positive user experience.

Sweco has created a flexible building
One of the challenges from Statoil was to protect the value of the building, including during a decline in the oil industry. The building can be split up and leased out to other businesses. The greatest challenge has been to provide the building with sufficient flexibility and elasticity, so-called "reversible partitioning".

Interaction and expertise
The assignment has stipulated stringent requirements for specialist expertise as well as a good dose of creativity and robust project management. Good interaction with architects, developers and contractors through the entire process has been crucial. So has the use of building information modelling – BIM.

Photo: Harald Pettersen

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