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Old February 3rd, 2009, 12:32 PM   #1
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STAVANGER | Foniks | 115m | 24 fl | App‎

Stavanger - Norway

This 115m tall approved building is situated in the new CBD (Central Busniess District) of the Stavanger/Sandnes
region, Forus. With 24 floors, or 27.000m2 of office space this will become the tallest high-rise building in Norway
outside Oslo if built. The project also includes a 14.000m2 large office building next to the tower. West-Norwegian
bank SR-bank is in charge of all steps in the prosess, and will also use the building as their headquarters when finished.
Construction will start in September 2009 with a complation in 2011/2012.

The design itself is supposed to be like a screen fighting wind and sunshine. Architect Hans-Jørgen Moe in Brandsberg-
Dahls Arkitektkontor
claims that the structure is a sculpture, not a tall building.

More renderings, click to enlarge!

Link to local thread with much more information, updates and discussions: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=553238

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Old February 3rd, 2009, 12:34 PM   #2
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Oh wow... that's cool.

Kinda looks like a bird's claw.
Calling occupants of interplanetary craft...
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 05:14 PM   #3
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Again amazing, and I'm personally just happy about it's outside the capital
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Old May 4th, 2009, 06:02 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Skyscrapernews.com
Norwegian Banking Giant Plans New Local HQ

Published on 04-05-2009 by Skyscrapernews.com
Approval has been given for a new high-tech tower in the oil-rich Norwegian city of Stavanger located in the new Central Business District that's planned.

Named the Foniks Tower, the scheme comes from the gooey grey matter of Brandsberg-Dahls Architects and when completed will stand at 115 metres, and increase on the 106 metres it was originally penned to be. Once completed it will be the new headquarters for SR Bank.

The tower stands on a four-pronged podium base that features roofs that slope downwards to the ground. Above this the tower which is fairly rectangular in shape, rises upwards to a slanting peak.

The tower is constructed from steel and has mostly glazed facades. The front of the tower and the roofs of the podium however are clad in what looks like aluminium wrapping up the side all the way to the peak where it features a large cut out to allow the light in. The sides of the tower feature an unusual design on the glazing that almost appear like large, asymmetrical cracks running through the glass.

The tower will house 25,000 square metres of office spaces the majority of which will be for SR-Bank with the rest being leased out to other interested parties, a formula that often works well.

It will also have 13,000 square metres of underground parking as well as a roof top terrace, café and meeting rooms, it will not be open to the general public however.

Construction on the tower was slated to begin in February 2009 but thanks to the global credit crisis that is affecting everything it has been pushed back to October 2009 with completion hopefully in 2012. This will be dependent on how quickly ground works can be completed as the tower is sited on marshland and so far ground works are estimated at taking at least 12 months.
I want to see some construction!
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