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5 Oct ’11

WikiLeaks Headquarters In Sweden | Office Design


According the Architect’s website, this office was constructed for an internet service provider 30 meters down under the granite rocks of the Vita Berg Park in Stockholm. Known as Pionen – White Mountain, the space was designed by Albert France-Lanord Architects,  with the concept of considering the rock as a living organism crawling into the actual workspace. After destruction of the former office and blowing up the rock to create extra space, they reinforced the cave, and made all the technical installations required for running the servers hosting their data. As you can see, not much “visual enhancements” were needed, the location itself just needed the lighting effects, in addition to what looks like an “operations” room, due to the sensitivity of the works of the famous WikiLeaks founder and team. It is without a doubt the best option for who was for a brief time, one of the world’s most powerful and wanted persons.



















Architects: Albert France-Lanord Architects
Location:Stockholm, Sweden
Program: Datacenter
Collaborators: Frida Öster and Jonatan Blomgren
Geology Consultant: Geosigma AB
Construction: Albert France-Lanord Architects
Client: Bahnhof AB
Construction Area: 1,200 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman  

Source: ArchDaily


  1. Kinda looks like Dr Evil's lair if you ask me.. although I have to admit the way they used the material (rugged rock in this case) is amazing.

    Comment by Life with Subtitles — 10 Oct ’11 @ 12:19 am

  2. It really does look like an operation room ! I wouldn’t want to be left alone there ! But I love the design very nicely thought out

    Thank you for this article

    Comment by Casol Villas France — 10 Oct ’11 @ 5:54 am

  3. This is just too cool. Really makes you want to work for Wikileaks. Talk about evolution in work place environments..SICK!

    Comment by Danielle Baiz — 13 Oct ’11 @ 5:12 pm

  4. This is fantastic, it does look exactly like a bond villains hideout!

    Comment by @kiadesigns — 19 Oct ’11 @ 2:52 pm

  5. They must have some sort of affiliation with Batman!

    Comment by Victor Sanchez — 10 Apr ’12 @ 7:19 pm

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