PROJECTS: From concept to detail. The Carve and Statoil HQ
Awards: Winner World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2013 - Best office building-Statoil; finalist 2014 MIPIM Awards- Best residential development - The Carve; WAN Awards 2012, Commercial sector -Statoil office building
Geir Haaversen runs the Norwegian architectural office a-lab together with his partner, Odd Klev. He has held the post of diploma examiner at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology since 2006 and is a supervisory board member of the National Association of Norwegian Architects (Norsk arkitekters landsforbund).
A-lab is an Oslo-based, international architecture office that aims to create innovative and sustainable architecture.
A-lab’s project, The Carve, was finalist in the MIPIM 2014 Awards , in the category Best residential development. In 2013 at World Architecture Festival in Singapore the project Statoil Office building was the winner at the category “Completed building-Office”.
The judges said, “This was a comprehensive and integrated project that merges modular construction and cost effectiveness in a modern Scandanavian way, demonstrating a deep understanding of democratic and social values in the new working environment. The whole social life of the building revolves around a central circulation tower fostering high levels of casual interaction in a company that shares international knowledge”.