New Government Quarter

Project information

  1. Location Oslo‚ Norway
  2. Area125.000 m²

Project details

  1. Year2017 — ongoing
  2. StatusUnder development
  3. Partners Haptic Architects
    Cowi
    Rambøll
    Aas-Jacobsen
    Asplan Viak
    Bjørbekk & Lindheim landscape architects
    SLA landscape architects
    Scenairo
    NIKU
    Norsam
  4. Client Statsbygg
  5. Enquiries Gudmund Stokke
  6. Scope Urban planning
    Workplace design
    Sustainability
    Visual Group
    BIM

Noble, enduring, beautiful, and welcoming

The New Government Quarter will contribute to a better urban environment—it will be efficient, flexible and secure for the collection of ministries it will house in the years to come. It will be an area of representation for the government, yet open and available to all. Four words guide its development: noble, enduring, beautiful and friendly.

Adapting to the city fabric

When finished, the New Government Quarter will convey Norwegian values: transparency, accessibility and a close affinity to nature. It will be a highly functional and attractive place of work, and it will feel like a natural extension of the city — a place where the residents of the city will feel at home.

Well connected

Interaction and collaboration between ministries is encouraged by a “ribbon” of social spaces connecting all the buildings on the second floor and providing easy access to all common areas and entrances.

The work place of tomorrow

The office facilities provides the flexibility needed for future changes and will encourage collaboration within and between ministries.

Preserving history

Høyblokken (1958), G-blokken (1906) and Møllergata 19 (1866/76) are important architectural statements from different time periods, and A-blokken will complete this historic continuum.

The listed buildings will be preserved and modernised and integrated with the new buildings via bridges on the first floor.