Oslo School of Architecture by Jarmund Vigsnæs AS Architects

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The new Oslo School of Architecture is based in an existing building from 1938, located by the Akerselva River in the eastern part of Oslo. The school is part of a larger effort to revitalise this former industrial area for education-related use. The long-term aim is a campus for arts education along the riverbank.

The project won 1st prize in an open architectural competition in 1998. The exterior of the existing building has a conservation status. The architects have kept the block open towards the river, and combined the new programme with the logic of the existing building together with the surroundings in one spatial sequence.

Architects: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL / Einar Jarmund & Håkon Vigsnæs
Location: Oslo, Norway
Design Period: 1998-2000
Construction period: 2000-2001
Collaborators: Harald B. Lode, Alessandra Kosberg, Elina Fürst, Christian Dahle, Jan Aasgaard Stavik, Trond Olav Erga
Client: Statsbygg / Directorate of Public Construction and Property
Interior Design: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL, Nina Stokset Nilsen
Landscape Architect: Grindaker A/S
Contractor: AF Ragnar Evensen
Structural Engineer: AS Frederiksen
Electrical Engineer: Kaare Skallerud A.S
Mechanical Engineer: Ingénia AS
Acoustic Engineer: Brekke & Strand Akustikk AS
Gross Area: 10.900 sqm
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale