Crystal Clear Tower, Oslo, by C.F. Møller Architects

C.F. Møller Architects have unveiled images of their Crystal Clear tower, a landmark high-rise in the centre of Oslo that features a tower designed in harmony with two adjacent tall buildings (Postgirobygget and Oslo Plaza) while a lower block relates to the low-rise urban fabric of the Norwegian capital.

The tower rises 104 meters above the ground across a total of 28 floors and it opens southward towards the city with a landscaped public plaza with cafés on the third floor. Two openings cutting diagonally through the building connect the third floor plaza with the street in the north, so that the street connects to light and views of Oslo harbour and fjord. The upper floors are occupied by offices while the lower floors contain shops and restaurants. The lower building rises 34 metres with a total of 9 floors. Work is expected to start in 2015 with the opening scheduled for 2017.