The project is a transformation and refurbishment of a listed office building from 1892. The front building toward the street is completely rehabilitated, and the wings surrounding the inner courtyard are demolished and replaced with a new structure.

Øvre Vollgate 9 – transformation and refurbishment
Architect: PUSHAK
Project location: Oslo City Center – Kvadraturen
Completion Year: 2018
Gross Built Area: 3000 m2
Photo credits: Ivan Brodey

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The courtyard is enclosed in the new building as a glass covered interior atrium, that connect the old and the new building and admit daylight into the office spaces.

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All functions are accessed via the large, brass clad main stair that stretches from the underground cafeteria to the roof terrace.


PUSHAK AS was founded as a joint-stock company in 2008 by Camilla Langeland, Sissil Morseth Gromholt, Marthe Melbye and Gyda Drage Kleiva. The office currently has 8 employees and engages in a wide range of architecture projects from landscape installations and urban furniture to housing, office buildings, crematoriums, kindergardens and transformation.

Regardless of project size or function PUSHAK seeks a thorough understanding of place, program and users, and regard these as an essential foundation for architectural quality.


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