DEG8 (PWC BUILDING)
Dronning Eufemias gate 8 – a modern office building with unique design and environmental standards, designed by the Norwegian architects A-lab.
Dronning Eufemias gate 8 is the first building in the Barcode in Bjørvika. It is a high rise building attributed by extensive glazing and with communal internal rooms extending over three floors, easily recognisable by the coloured glass panels on the façade. A five-storey high gap cuts right through the body of the building at ground floor level, forming the passage which runs through the Barcode area.
The building’s location near the new outlet of the river Akerselva, where Akerselvaallmenningen meets Dronning Eufemias gate, is just a few steps away from Norway’s largest communications hub, Oslo Central Station. Because the long western side of the building faces Akerselvaallmenningen, its façade will have permanent, unrestricted views of the city, the Opera House and the fjord.
The building’s design and materials have been optimised in order to create good representative work stations with focus is on well-being and efficiency. The glass façade provides maximum effect of the day light and the city views, and the airy communal areas create a pleasant atmosphere.
There is a large meeting centre with an auditorium on the first three floors facing the north, while the top floor has a cafeteria with a roof terrace and spectacular views across the city and fjord. There is a commercial premises on the ground floor along Dronning Eufemias gate to the south.
Despite its extensive glass surfaces and slender shape, Dronning Eufemias gate 8 is an environment-friendly building. It is supplied by a remote heating and cooling system, and through collaboration with Enova, the consumption of energy has been optimised by using extensive energy recycling and management. Its energy classification is Green C. By taking into account aspects such as its proximity to Oslo Central Station, the positive effects of the glass façade on health and well-being and the utilisation/effective use of the space involved, a total assessment shows that the environmental impact per user is very favourable.
With office space for over 700 employees, PwC has its Norwegian head office in Dronning Eufemias gate 8 – they call it the «PwC Building».
Braathen Eiendom Bjørvika AS, a company belonging to Braathen Eiendom, has 100% ownership in Dronning Eufemias gate 8.