The project is an addition to Ullevaal Stadium, the Norwegian National Soccer Stadium. The development comprises a two-storey shopping complex, a hotel with 144 rooms and convention centre with adjoining public facilities. The National venue for bandy in winter changes into ball games in summer. Severe height limitations on the part of the urban planning authorities resulted in the development of a building structure and architectural concept that fulfilled the required functions. This was enabled by using a four-storey L-shape, subdivided architecturally into vertical and horizontal L-shapes.
The hotel and convention centre are directly linked to the existing stadium by bridges spanning the shopping street round the north and east side of the stadium. A new access area in front of the hotel gives spaciousness and a good overview of the hotel’s main entrance, access to the shopping street and convention centre, and also access to the car park below.
The building has been given a modern expression, lightly contrasting with the multitude of architectural expressions in the existing complex. The shops on the ground and first floors are glazed while other facades facing the street are clad with varnished aluminum sheets. The east, south and north facades have a two-layer cladding, with an inner layer of aluminum sheets and outer layer of perforated aluminum sheets with a natural surface. Strong color features are added in the soffits and awnings, representing the project’s “sixth facade”.