Mølnholtet 42, 9414 Harstad
Medkila is a residential area situated about seven kilometres south of the centre of Harstad. This is hilly terrain with tree-clad knolls, and buildings in the proximity mostly consist of low-rise housing. Out here is located the extensive building complex accommodating Statoil's main administration and testing department for Northern Norway.

The site has a three-pronged building structure with a characteristic central glass atrium. From the glass atrium the office wings extend north, south and westwards. The building complex is up to four storeys high and for the most part has a flat roof. From the outside the façade cladding of laminated aluminium and the use of glass lend a characteristic appearance. The natural vegetation has been preserved around the entire site to a great extent, but the entrance courtyard and a small area behind the glass atrium are laid out in a park-like fashion.

The parking area is situated under the hill in front of the building, providing the facility of large areas of greenery around the building. The parking area is on two levels and there is space for 230 cars.

Year of construction

1985-1987

Architect

A3 Arkitektkontor A/S
Skjold-Sægrov-Torpe A/S
Stavanger Landskapsarkitekter MNIL

Client

Statoil

Building Type

Business premises
administrative building
offices

Construction System / Materials

Site-moulded concrete
aluminium
glass

Keywords

Site-moulded concrete
aluminium
glass
business premises
administration building
offices

Literature

Byggekunst 6/1988, pp. 456-461

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