Historical building with a vision for the future
Photos: Anne Bråtveit, Stylist: Maria Hove Vestre
Walls that tell a story
Several parts of the 25.000 m2 building has been protected since 1976, and has been preserved which harmonizes nicely with the newer, modern premises. Sustainable materials such as Norwegian marble, granite and brick have been used during the refurbishment, while historical details such as frescoes have been refreshed. The building is designed by two of Norway’s most famous architects, who also designed the huge chandelier which hangs through 7 floors.
Kongens gate (The kings street)
Only a short block away from public transport such as the bus and train station, Telegrafen runs along an entire block on one of Oslo's oldest streets, Kongens gate. The old building that was once the headquarters of Televerket (Norwegian telecommunication) now houses offices, restaurants, cafés and shops. The offices are modern and designed with a vision for the future, with flexibility as one of the key words.
The building has been modernized but at the same time the older characteristics have been preserved and among others, in the ceiling, you can glimpse the products that provide the building with fresh air.
Certification labelling and indoor climate
In 2020 the refurbishment of Telegrafen was awarded the BREEAM grade ”Very good”, as a recognition for its sustainable focus on both design and operation.
Indoor climate and energy performance are both central key values in a certification program. This also contributed to WISE being an excellent system for Telegrafen, since WISE provides full control of the indoor climate, which saves both energy and money. WISE also makes it possible for the individual user to affect their own indoor climate.