Chokoladefabrikken

TYPE Mixed use.
Residential and commercial spaces
kindergarden and community house
SIZE 18.500 m2 BRA
LOCATION Oslo, Norway
STATUS Ongoing
CLIENT Otium AS

CREDITS
Narud Stokke Wiig with TUPELO arkitektur

TUPELO crew Håkon Follesø, Thor Arne Kleppan, Knut Hovland
The proposal turns the former chocolate factory in the heart of Oslo into a lively and socially diverse city block. Besides 150 apartments it offers retail spaces, a kindergarten and a community house in the courtyard. Historical building structures are preserved and reused and give the block its unique character. All retail spaces are situated in the ground floor and interact with the street and the pedestrians. The apartments above allow many different types of living found in today's modern society. You will find small studio apartments but also large and generous city apartments. The former chocolate factory becomes the sugar sweet glue between the inhabitants to form a new community.