Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson, (NBBJ) (firm); William James Bain Jr. (architect); Clifton J. Brady (architect); Perry Bertil Johanson (architect); Floyd Archibald Naramore (architect); Peter Christian Pran (architect); Jonathan Ward (architect)

Dates: constructed 2003

30 Snarøyveien
Fornebu, Østlandet Norway N-1360

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This large, unorthodox office complex served the telecommunications giant, Telenor ASA, in a suburban setting just outside the City of Oslo, Norway. The Norwegian architect Peter C. Pran led NBBJ's design efforts on this energy-efficient, high-tech ensemble of builidngs. Telenor was owned by the government of Norway.

Building History

Telenor, one of Europe's largest wireless telecommunications carriers, picked the Seattle, WA-based architectural firm to design its 255,000-square-meter World Headquarters on land in Fornebu, a village outside of Oslo, nearby to Oslo's International Airport. Peter C. Pran (1935-2017) was the lead designer on the complex.

Building Notes

The Telenor World Headquarters earned many awards.

It was voted a "Knowledge by Design Case Study Prize Finalist" by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), AIA NW + Pacific Region.

Recipient, International Real Estate Federation, Prix D'excellence.

Recipient, AIA, National Honor Award.

Recipient, National Light Culture, Best Lighting Design in Norway.

Recipient, Bentley Systems, Exton, PA, Best Technology Implementation.

PCAD id: 5134