An existing office building at Strandtorget, Tromsø required rehabilitation and a facade upgrade with an extention of two additional floors.
The design of the extension was given retractions and downscaled so that the main building did not appear too high.
The facades of the extension were subdivided with small glass panels and other effects to further downscale the buildings’ hights.
The main facade was changed to a composite expression to make the building better harmonize with the neighboring buildings.
Colors and small formats from the neighboring buildings were used on the facade. A notch has been cut towards the yellow house on the corner, letting the facade mirror a scale similar to the old wooden house there.