Sommerrogata office

Thibaut Devulder

I moved the Oslo branch of 2hD in summer 2012 to a new shared office with Various Architects, located in the centre of Oslo on Sommerrogata 17. Since then the number of other practices joining us has grown regularly.

So 2hD Norway is now sharing this office with 18 talented and experienced design professionals — including architects, urban designers, interior architects, a lighting designer, a landscape architect and a graphic designer:

Making use of this interdisciplinary knowledge, we regularly collaborate with each other, pooling resources on large projects or competitions. Aside from creating an exciting work environment, this also allows us to tackle more complex or larger projects, with expert advice and skilled extra work capacity always at hand.

 

New office space for our Oslo branch

Thibaut Devulder

Our Norwegian office is now sharing an office space in Oslo with Various Architects.

I originally got in touch with Various Architects via Snøhetta, who we met at the World Architecture Festival Awards 2011 — they were shortlisted in the same category as our LaM pavilion and they won!

Ibrahim Elhayawan, partner at Various Architects, worked with Snøhetta for 13 years before creating his own practice in 2008. He kindly offered me to join the new office space they were moving in to, on the top floor of Sommerrogata 17, right in front of Oslo's National Library.

The team (clockwise from top left): Jon Iversen and Asgeir Ljøen (of  Modus Arkitekter ), Isabell Adamofski, Ibrahim Elhayawan and Birgitte Haug (of  Various Architects ) and me.

The team (clockwise from top left): Jon Iversen and Asgeir Ljøen (of Modus Arkitekter), Isabell Adamofski, Ibrahim Elhayawan and Birgitte Haug (of Various Architects) and me.