PLH, together with Ocean Branding and Norwegian architects Lund + Slaatto, developed a competition proposal for a thorough modernization of Oslo’s historic department store, GlasMagasinet.
The design concept activates the zone between the building and the plaza, opening up the store and inviting city life to continue inside. The expansive display windows are further enlarged and the building’s historic features are restored to their original character.
The impressive empire style of the interior had been diluted over the years by countless refurbishments, leaving it devoid of a cohesive visual identity. This proposal strengthens and supports the experience of a classic department store by highlighting the original marble details, such as its classical columns, by featuring them in the facades, entrance ways and atrium.
Steen Enrico Andersen
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