Statoil is a Norwegian oil and gas company formed by the 2007 merger of Statoil with the oil and gas division of Norsk Hydro. The Government of Norway is the largest shareholder in Statoil with 67% of the shares. This is the company’s award-winning HQ in the town of Fornebu in Norway, and doesn’t it look stunning! The space was designed by a-lab, a young Norwegian architectural firm which won the project during an international competition held in 2009.
For Statoil, it was a clear objective to gather its organisation in a single efficient headquarters. The innovative offices have an unusually low energy consumption that satisfies Statoil’s ambitious environmental demands. Impressive use of cantilevering, with up to 30-metre overhangs, and the advanced glass-roofed atrium, make the building unique in Scandinavia.