The portfolio of the Oslo-based firm spans widely, from drawing urban master plans and buildings in the famous Barcode district of Oslo, to solar-powered trees that can charge a smartphone, laptop, electric bike or a food truck – while also being a place for casual conversations. A-lab has a strong focus on the future of office spaces, which they have proved through award-winning projects. The latest is The Wedge – the last small building in Oslo’s barcode area, which A-lab has had a key part in developing. The idea behind it was to have a diverse mix of companies in the same building and offer plenty of spaces for casual conversations, where employees from different organisations could sit down, chat and learn from each other.