Five Fun Facts about Barcode

The different buildings in Barcode are drawn by several architecture firms, that has secured individual personalities to each construction.
Find out more of the special details you can discover with a closer glance of the Barcode line.

ARCHITECTURAL GLACIER

The star architects of Snøhette drew the Deloitte building in Dronning Eufemias gate 14 (DEG 14). Architects compared the building with parts of a glacier and refered to it as the Glacier during the design process. 

The interior is also decorated with images of glaciers on several walls. The building's slanted lines highlight the rectangular expression of Barcode - by being something else. 

 

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SLENDER END TO THE EAST

Barcode's most eastern building, The Wedge, was also the last construction in the Barcode line to be completed. It is also the smallest. The construction is just ten meters wide (!), and only five meters at its most narrow point. 

The building got its nickname from the look of the lot. The boxes attached to the construction is a meeting room for the building's office tenants. 

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DEG 42 Bilder, jan 2016 JPG
DEG 42 Bilder, jan 2016 JPG (1)
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DEG 42 Bilder, jan 2016 JPG

CUTOUTS HIGH UP

Did you know that the carvings of the Carve's top floors gave the building its name? The construction is dressed in spanish marble, while the characteristic carvings uncover dark wood, giving it a powerful contrast. The first floors are offices, and further up is apartments. 

The cavity in the middle is a spacious, outdoors recreational area for the residential owners. The area has sand boxes, benches and a glorious view.

The Carve
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The Carve - DNB ByggB (Østbygget)
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ELEVATOR HIGH UP IN THE AIR

"What is that box?" is a question we are often asked about the construction outside the DNB building. The high up in the air-hanging mystery is the elevator room for the slanted elevator that goes along the entire length of the building - from the 1st to the 15th floor.

The elevator ride is an experience in its own right, with views of Bjørvika and lighting that changes colors. On top of the building you will find restaurant Nodee Sky, that offer both outdoor dining and restaurant.

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MIRROR MIRROR ON THE FLOOR...

Have you noticed the glass pyramids outside the DNB office's entrance in Dronning Eufemias gate? They function has a peephole to the basement at DNB, where one of the boats they found during the Bjørvika excavation is displayed. The boat from the 1600's was named Vaaghals, and was discovered on the lot where Vaaghals restaurant is located. 

Kunst mars 2014 glasspyramide, speil