Anthon B Nilsen Building

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The Anthon B Nilsen building dates from 1972 and was designed by architects Eliassen and Lambertz-Nilssen. Shortly afterwards the building was protected due to its architectural qualities and prominent location in the townscape. Changes in the surrounding area and the need for major maintenance, motivated the present owners to carry out extensive improvements, at the same time injecting new qualities so that the property would stand out as one of Oslo’s top commercial properties.

14.400 m² Renovation and extension
Anthon B Nilsen Eiendom
NSW Arkitektur

The new architectural language of the interior is modern, and at the same time it mirrors the qualities of the building as created by the architects.

Many of the building's details were preserved, at the same time as both the interior and exterior were upgraded, among others, with a brand-new top floor with a boardroom and terrace with a 360-degree view of Oslo.

A new entrance, a new reception and a renewed elevator lobby have been created, while parts of the ground floor have been converted into a canteen and meeting room centre.

A major internal rehabilitation of the entire block has also been carried out. The floor plans are slightly extended towards the central courtyard to achieve larger areas, with a focus on flexibility for users.

A new cloakroom facility connected to the new gym has been built in the basement.

A new restaurant has been created in the former bank premises. It leads discreetly up to a spacious terrace for outdoor dining, with a view of Akershus Castle and fortress and the fjord.