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X Meeting PointOslo, Norway

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APTO is the perfect architect for the job: a young office that has never done something alike before. The decisive advantage being that we are ensured of fresh plan. Because in our opinion, new is better than evolved.
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from show events to innovation spot

Surrounded by 50,000 square meter of Norwegian nature, the 30,000 m2 convention centre in Oslo needed a big transformation. For this job, project developer Hellerudsletta commissioned Amsterdam based APTO Architects. APTO Architects had already proven their qualities at this location by building Moxy Oslo X as part of the Moxy hotel chain, commissioned by Marriott and Vastint/IKEA. APTO did not only redesign existing fair halls and design the complete new interior and metal sheet facade of the new extension, but also redesigned the conference itself; from showcasing products to meeting point for innovators.
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Milan Bergh
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By stretching the indoor staircase to the outside, we create an architectural object that offers the Moxy hotel and Gard restaurant a separate entrance while adding allure to the main entry.

CRUISESHIP OF INNOVATIONS

X Meeting Point can offer unique full service scenarios, imagine driving a Tesla on the test track, bare footed break out sessions in Norwegian moss, or multi-star dinners in arctic atmosphere. A programme focussed on activity, where both indoors and outdoors (connected through the grand stairs that double as a stand) offer a wide spectrum of spaces and settings.

Surrounding the catwalk on the second floor, visitors will find flexible zones decorated in nordic nature themes. Guests can work around a fireplace in a retreat, meet in a birch tree forest, or have a drink in a fjord. This internal diversity shows of on the outside. The structure of the facade is the answer to the given business case.
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X Meeting Point is a cruise ship that has just left the quay, everything is on board to focus on your goal without distraction.

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location Oslo, Norway
size 20.000m2
client Hellerudsletta
timing 2016-2017
Mark Halbmeijer
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Milan Bergh
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Maarten Filius
Maarten Filius
Jorn Posthuma
Jorn Posthuma
Sila Beste Tekin
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Zuzanna Kurzawa
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Dennis van der Laan
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