Kvadrat Center by Jarmund/Vigsnaes AS Architects

Kvadrat Center in Sandnes, Norway designed by Oslo-based Jarmund/Vigsnaes AS Architects.

Kvadrat Center in Sandnes, Norway designed by Oslo-based Jarmund/Vigsnaes AS Architects. Kvadrat is an exhisting shopping mall in Sandnes, close to Stavanger City. Primary architects of this project are Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Claes Cho Heske Ekornås, Halvor Kloster, Trine Johanne Jamtli, Nils Røsvik. The expansion of the shopping center is planned to double its size, cover the carparks and offer three exterior parks that are also linked to the program, both inside and outside the building. The new building is divided into five different worlds; Adventure World, Plantorama, the White Box, Food Temple and Digital Universe.

These worlds are planned as separate buildings, reflecting potential phases of the project. The new buildings are shaped as terraces and give the whole building a new exterior landscape, accessible for everyone. The building is planned to be a low carbon building, using clean energy form wind power, biomass and solar panels. Building type is Transformation and extension of an existing shopping center. Project scope shared with Ghilhardi + Hellsten Architects. Size of this project is approximately 250 000 m². Consultants are Arup Scotland, Kristoffer Apeland AS, Adventure Concepts Ltd.

Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL was established in 1996 by Einar Jarmund and Håkon Vigsnæs. The firm is located in Oslo, Norway, and recent number of employees is 19. They are working in a wide architectural range with commissions mainly in Norway but also in other European countries. The majority of their finished works are public buildings and housing projects. Jarmund/Vigsnaes AS Architects are also involved in urban planning and building interiors; aiming to cover all corners of the architectural field. They are focusing on the independent concept for every single project, avoiding general stylistic approaches. They give priority to early participation in creative programming and an attentive relation towards the surroundings. Jarmund/Vigsnaes AS Architects designed Kvadrat Center for Steen & Strøm.