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Norwegian Ministry of Defense / JVA

  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Akershus Castle, 0150 Oslo, Norway
  • Architects: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL
  • Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg
  • Collaborators: Økaw AS Arkitekter MNAL / Atle Røvig, Benedicte Bjercke, Siv Hofsøy, Petter Løken, Halina Noach, Hanne Sørbø.
  • Preservation Consultants: Vel Bevart AS / Kristin Jahnsen, Grete Jarmundn
  • Consultants: Rambøll Norge AS (Mechanical, structural)
  • Interiors: Jarmund Vigsnæs AS / ØKAW AS in collaboration with Birgitte Appelong AS
  • Landscape: Grindaker AS
  • Contractor: Veidekke AS
  • Client: Norwegian Ministry of Defence
  • Year Of Design: 2002-2006
  • Budget: 560 M KON (US $112,7 M)
  • Area: 19300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006

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From the architect. The task is to establish the new Ministry in a series of old and protected buildings at Akershus Fortress in central Oslo. New solid blocks fills in the historical pattern, while a more fluent and transparent building links up new and old building blocks in close relation to the historical traces in the landscape.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Norwegian Ministry of Defense / JVA" 04 Jul 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>