RHIZOM

Year: 2016
Design: Competition proposal
Program: ca. 18.000m2 office and public functions
Client: Base Property / Borderholm Aksjeselskap
Location: Stavanger, Norway

A NETWORK BUILDING

RHIZOM
A NETWORK BUILDING

Year: 2016
Design: Competition proposal
Program: ca. 18.000m2 office and public functions
Client: Base Property / Borderholm Aksjeselskap
Location: Stavanger, Norway
Rhizom is not an office building, but a network building

Our physical and technological reality is a reality of nodes, connections, networks and systems that allow for new ways of human interaction. The strength of Rhizom is the network, facilitating opportunities for the modern organization to gather forces and ideas within a controlled, yet self-developing chaos. An idea built around a progressive vision of interaction, co-working, extended office facilities and varied spaces for work. The proposal reflects the provident organization’s need for flexibility, identity, activity and spaces for serendipity. Distributed in clusters throughout the 26 floors is a varied program of public functions, complementing the over 1000 working spaces. Whilst hosting a complex interior world of activity, motion and coincidence, the building’s exterior expression is calm and rhythmic – in a cityscape already victim of visual turmoil. The wooden pillars in the façade are load-bearing, and makes for a combination of rigid core-slab constructions, and local materials and knowledge. Rhizom is a building made for global ideas, yet with a strong local anchoring. 

Rhizom has a calm and rhythmic exterior expression - but houses an interior world of organized chaos.
Spaces for serendipity - the rooftop bar
Site Plan
The 1000 working spaces are distributed around clusters of public functions throughout the 26 floors.
A typical office floor, consisting of different office constellations and shared/public functions.
The highrise has a central location, next to Breiavatnet in downtown Stavanger.