Part of Oslo city's waterfront Barcode Development, this project consists of three residential towers on a base containing common functions including commercial premises and a kindergarten. Situated in the new Operakvarteret (Opera Quarter) in the Bjørvika district, Barcode is a row of mid-rise buildings that includes a total of approximately 360 dwellings and space for 20,000 office workers. The plot, B13, is at the easternmost end of the Barcode site and opens up towards the fjord to the south and the medieval park to the east.
The overall Barcode concept is characterized by parallel building stripes where each building has an individual shape and distinctive character. The three residential towers create spaces that allow diagonal sightlines through the area and provide optimized sun, air and viewing conditions for the apartments. Each building has its own expression and materiality. In short, the facade consists of two layers; an insulated inner facade containing windows and doors, and an outer skin acting as a spacious element for the balcony area with integrated railing and winter gardens. The outer skin breaks up the otherwise vast facade surfaces and reduces them down to a more human scale.