Kanalveien11, Bergen, Norway

AND Architects
Date Built
Kanalveien 11
This 6 storey office block sits beside the busy Fjøsangerveien, the main approach into the city of Bergen.  The building is clad in green glass and the flat roof features a glass overhang.  Employing a balanced ventilation and heat recovery system, its estimated energy use per square metre is 118 kWh, which puts it in energy Class B.  The architects say of it that, "Here we got the opportunity to do something different than what we usually do. It was nice to draw a building with such high quality. I think it's the first time a building has ... surface mounted lifts with rounded glass house in Bergen. The glass façade is green, but with blue sky looks blue ."

Apparently offices, meeting rooms and public areas are decorated with paintings by Frans Widerberg and Andy Warhol and there are also sculptures by Nico Widerberg.