Oslo Emergency Clinic

Project information

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

Project details

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

Here to help

The new emergency clinic for Oslo by Aker hospital opens in autumn 2023, replacing the outdated facilities in Storgata.

Open at all hours, the clinic 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.

The building is now finished on site and handed over to a very happy client. Read more at bygg.no:

Bygg.no / Det nye legevaktsbygget i Oslo

Safe and efficient

Designed to support visitors in distress and streamline treatments, we prioritised daylight and colour in the interiors.

All fuctions are carefully laid out to create the umost efficiency between various functions.

High sustainability ambitions

Sustainable solutions, robust materials, and reuse to minimise environmental impact was of high priority in the project, design as a passive house to achieve BREEAM NOR Excellent certification.

Stones from the new National Museum and Carrara marble, which would otherwise have been discarded, were used to create a unique and beautiful floor in the reception area. The stones were cut into pieces of approximately 30 x 30 cm and cast in terrazzo compound.

Hollow core slabs from the old Government Quarter (R4) were given a new life in the new emergency ward.

In addition, granite remnants from Vika Terrasse were reused on the access square at the entrance to the hospital area and at the forecourt of the emergency center.

The construction site was fossil-free, and a close collaboration was established with NGI (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute) to document the effect of the green roof on the emergency center. Large areas of the building volumes' roofs are reserved for solar cells.

Facade variations

Expressing solidity and safety, the facades are divided up in areas of various brick patterns, reflecting functions located inside. The durable bricks have with low maintenance requirements and a lifespan of over 150 years.

Well connected and integrated

The positioning of the emergency clinic is carefully considered to ensure 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.