Statoil Northern Headquarters, Harstad, Norway

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Date Built
Harstad Harbour
Statoil's Northern Headquarters building occupies a prominenmt site on Harstad's waterfront.  The website explains that this 11000 square meter building was, in part, situated over the sea.  They add that, "...  The environment provided multiple challenges. For example, structural engineers had to carefully take seismic actions into account. Thus, there was a clear need for accuracy in planning of design, production, logistic, and erection to ensure the success of the project.  Precast concrete elements were fabricated in a factory in Lithuania and shipped with cargo ships to Norway. The fabricator used Tekla Structures in production planning and designing loading schemes for shipping."