Statoil’s architectural competition for the planned new building at Forus West was won by the Swedish architects’ office Wingårdhs with the project proposal “E = mc²”.
“Wingårdhs’ project proposal stands out as the best solution for Statoil. In our view this project provides us with the best land utilisation, best economy and the best architectural and functional solutions,” says Arne Sigve Nylund, executive vice president, Development and Production Norway (DPN), 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.