VIA in Oslo is a central cross-section and a symbolic focal point for the new modern city. The architecture interprets the surrounding volumes’ characteristics and heights and adds a new and unique architectural expression. The complex is a combination of exclusive shops, high-end offices and parking facilities available to the city center, ensuring a lively urban environment.
From the outside, the project appears as a tight sculpture that adapts to the different scales of the site and to the city’s street profile.
VIA received a Commendation in the Mixed Use category at the 2017 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards celebrated in Cannes, France.
New passages and squares create shortcuts through the block. Enhanced integration between the building and the city is achieved by introducing two new areas – entrance square and the inner courtyard.

We are happy to announce that Schmidt Hammer Lassen architects has won the competition to design a new retail and office complex of well over 50,000 square metres in central Oslo, Norway, for Store Brann Eiendom AS.
We had the pleasure to contribute to this project with some of our visuals.
In addition we include a dusky image from a previous design stage which didn´t finally make it but we find really nice.
Read more about the project in their website.