Stairs for Light

architects Space Group
project Nedre gate 5-7, Oslo, Norway
written by Matteo Poli


In 2012, Space Group completed the refurbishment of the former industrial building for the textile firm Indigo designed by architects Ove Ekman and Einar Smith and erected from 1896 to 1899. This area along the Akerselva was historically referred to as Ny (new) York due to its explosive development in 1858. Like its sister city, today the area reflects a similar transformation towards a district focused on art, architecture and design, including DogA, AHO, KHiO, and Dansens Hus and now OCA (Office for Contemporary Art).