A flexible and environmentally conscious interior solution
The interior design of the building is built on a principle of standardisation to reduce unnecessary waste as new tenants move into the building. The flooring, glass walls, office dividers, kitchenettes, lighting, and bathrooms have been given the same design, colour, and materiality across all floors.
Indeed, the flexibility of the building’s interior solution, combined with the building’s two storey co-working space, allows for the client and future tenants to easily reprogram the building and expand or downsize their businesses without needing to relocate.
This means that the office space may transition from desk space to resource space, allowing for maximal utility of the space even when remote work scenarios change the traditional office layout demands.
The material palette of Powerhouse Telemark is chosen for its environmentally sustainable qualities.
Throughout, the building features sturdy materials known for resilience and low-embodied energy. This includes local wood, gypsum and environmental concrete which is left exposed and untreated.
Everything from the kitchens to the carpet tiles and loose furniture are made from durable and high-quality materials.
The carpet tiles are composed of 70% recycled fishing nets and the wooden flooring is made from industrial parquet of ash from wooden debris.
Moreover, a specially designed foliating signage system allows for a certain amount of flexibility in tailoring the visual expression of the different office spaces without creating unnecessary waste that may be generated when brand specific signage is removed or produced.