New designs unveiled for Norwegian government headquarters
The part of Oslo’s government quarter damaged during the 2011 terrorist bombing will be replaced by one of two proposals – one by a team including Haptic and Nordic, and another by a team featuring A-Lab and LPO Architects.
Statsbygg, the Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property, organised a competition calling for proposals to redevelop the Regjeringskvartalet, an area containing several ministry buildings, so that it meets new security requirements.
The Regjeringskvartalet, and specifically a block housing the prime minister’s office, was the target of a car bomb attack on 22 July 2011 that killed eight people and caused significant damage to several buildings.
Two winning teams were selected in the competition – although only of the two designs can go forward.