New Government Quarter

Project information

  1. Location Oslo‚ Norway
  2. Area115.000 m²

Project details

  1. Year2017 — ongoing
  2. StatusUnder development
  3. Partners Haptic Architects
    Ingeniør Per Rasmussen
    SLA landscape architects
    Bjørbekk & Lindheim landscape architects
    Asplan Viak
  4. Client Statsbygg
  5. Enquiries Gudmund Stokke
  6. Scope Urban planning
    Workplace design
    Visual Group

Noble, enduring, beautiful, and friendly

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.


The concept was named Adapt, because it does exactly that; it adapts to the city it is a part of. 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 communication between ministries is encouraged by a “ribbon” connecting all the buildings, 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.