National Police Emergency Response Unit
- Location Nordre Follo, Norway
- Area34.000 m²
- Construction cost2,7 bn NOK
- Year2016 — 2020
Erichsen & Horgen
- Client Ministry of Justice and Public Security
In the event of a crisis
The main objective for the new Police Emergency Response Unit is to prevent, avert, handle and normalise extraordinary events and crises. The unit consolidates the emergency squad, bomb service, crises- and hostage negotiation and helicopter service to encourage interdisciplinary training and cooperation.
To increase quality of finishes, the material palette has been stricktly limited. Perforated steel, concrete and timber is used throughout the interior. In the facades, a variety of masonary techniques have been implemented, adding beautiful textures to the sturdy buildings.
Located on the border of the capital, the National Police Emergency Response Unit is especially well equipped to respond quickly in the event of incidents in and around Oslo. Cargo helicopters stand by to efficiently transport trained police officers with necessary equipment to the entire country.
The state-of-the-art training facilities will gather special police officers from throughout the country, providing opportunities for joint training sessions with the Norwegian Armed Forces as well as international coordination.
The finishing touch
Integration and placement of art in the centre was led by Nordic, achieving a holistic result where the art pieces are especially well integrated in the architecture. Kari Dyrdal's "Pond" and Erlend Leirdal's "Fra Dovremassivet" enrich the magnificent foyer and canteen area.
As a result of the successful collaboration between the client, project management, design team and contractor, the project is now used as a pioneering model in other projects. The client's highest priorities – low cost, high quality and optimal scope - are all accomplished with good margins.