Oslo Emergency Ward

Project information

  1. Location Oslo‚ Norway
  2. Area25.000 m²
  3. Construction cost3,25 bn NOK

Project details

  1. Year2017 — 2023
  2. StatusPlanning
  3. Partners COWI
  4. Client Omsorgsbygg
  5. Enquiries Anders Doser
  6. Scope Hospital and health care planning and design

Here to help

The new emergency ward for Oslo is scheduled to open in 2023. It will be located on the Aker hospital plot and will in time replace the outdated emergency ward in Storgata.

Open at all hours, the ward will provide Oslo's inhabitants with help in emergencies and crises, with treatment for injuries and addiction as well as mental health and speciality services.

Well connected and integrated

The positioning of the emergency ward is carefully considered to make sure the new buildings are well integrated with the existing at Aker hospital, and that the main entrance connects with the central park area.

Oslo University Hospital inhabits the western wing of the building and Oslo municipality will be housed in the eastern wing. Connecting the two is a reception area at ground level and bridges on the levels above.

Expressing solidity and safety, the facades are divided up in areas of various materials  reflecting buildings nearby.

High sustainability ambitions

Planned to be certified with BREEAM Excellent, the emergency ward will be built to passive house standard, in a way that ensures low energy use throughout the life time of the building.

The design team is also determined to facilitate a sustainable building process and an environmentally friendly building site.