New Government Quarter
- Location Oslo‚ Norway
- Area125.000 m²
- Year2017 — ongoing
- StatusUnder development
Bjørbekk & Lindheim landscape architects
SLA landscape architects
- Client Statsbygg
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.
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.
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.