Arctia Shipping Headquarters

Principal selection 2014


When a piece of architecture becomes a new symbol for a business and, on top of that, is innovative and playful in its own right, this surely amounts to an achievement of great architectural merit. Arctia commissioned their floating headquarters to be located near their fleet, and K2S designed a horizontal building that rests on pontoons and relates elegantly to the icebreakers, yet is smaller in scale. The long fa├žades are made of profiled black metal sheets, perforated with abstract ice crystal-like patterns, while the ends are glazed. The wood-covered interiors have an inviting atmosphere recalling old shipbuilding traditions.

Jenny B. Osuldsen


Completion: 2013
Gross Area: 1250m2