Kvartal 57 complete

We are happy to announce that our residential project in Kristiansand is now complete and the new residents are slowly moving in. We hope they will enjoy their new homes by the waterfront and that they will take good care of building.

Re-opening of the Magpie’s Nest

Yesterday Queen Sonja of Norway opened the rehabilitated KODE 1 after two years of renovations. Our project “The Magpie’s Nest” is now on display again with a new mirror ceiling that doubles the experience.

New active building site

Here we go!
We are finally ready to start the transformation of the industrial building that used to house the distillery for Vinmonopolet in Oslo.

Official opening of Q42 in Kristiansand

This weekend Filadelfia celebrated the official opening of their new building Q42.

Official opening of Nydalen subway station

Lan Marie Nguyen Berg (MDG)during the official opening of Nydalen subway station.

 

Oslo Open House 2016

We are happy to announce that three of our projects will be part of Oslo Open House 2016 and can be visited during the forthcoming weekend. Kristin Jarmund will be giving a guided tour of Justervesenet on Sunday.

New Visual Identity

The talented team from Snøhetta Brand Design has developed a new visual identity for us; complete with logotype, letterhead, business cards and a new website. We are looking forward to sharing all of these new graphical elements with you.

First prize in Schweigaardsgate

We are happy to announce that our proposal for a new office building in Schweigaardsgate was awarded first prize. We are now working on two remarkable projects in Schweigaardsgate, one in either end of the street. We look forward to this collaboration with ROM Eiendom.

Visit to Berlin

Kristin Jarmund visits Berlin this week to give a lecture on all our school projects for the initiative “pARCours – Architektur im Dialog”.

Honourable mention

Today Statsbygg announced three winners of the open plan and design competition for the new Viking Ship Museum in Bygdøy, Oslo. Congratulations to AART architects, JAJA Architects in cooperation with Coast Studio and Arkitekturfabrikken. We were pleased to learn that our proposal received an honourable mention.

One step closer in Nairobi

Friday the 18th of September we submitted the preliminary design for the New Embassy in Nairobi. The combined embassy for Norway and the Netherlands in Kenya is now one step closer to realization.

Troldsdalen re-opened

The Prime Minister of Norway re-opened the renovated concert hall Troldsalen today. KJ-A has designed the renovation of the interiors and reorganized the access and entrance to the building. Photo by Dag Fosse.

New downtown office

KJ-A is starting a new era in Stortingsgata 20. We have left our old office space at Solli plass and are now located in the heart of Oslo, right between the parliament, the town hall and the royal palace. We look forward to welcoming you in our new home.

Honourable mention

Villa Vettre was given an honourable mention when Asker Municipality presented this year’s Building Quality Award last week.

KJ-A goes to the movies

Bent Hamer’s most recent movie “1001 grams” just premiered at Toronto International Film Festival. The movie is set in the delightfully quirky universe of the Norwegian Metrology Service. Kristin Jarmund designed the laboratory building for this governmental agency and when she met Bent in 2010, she introduced him to the complex building that now plays a prominent role in his movie. We look forward to see the result.

The Laureates

KJ-A would like to congratulate all the laureates of last weeks award ceremony and thank Anders Jahre’s Humanitarian Foundation for a fantastic event. Photo by Paal-André Schwital/Anders Jahres Humanitære Stiftelse.

New challenges in Nydalen

Kristin Jarmund has been comissioned to design the renovation of Torgbygget in Nydalen. Torgbygget is a mixed use building with offices and retail. The building is situated partly on top of Nydalen Metro Station that we designed back in 2003.

Award Ceremony

Tonight Kristin Jarmund receives the Anders Jahre’s Award at a formal ceremony in the University Aula in Oslo. The award is one of the most prestigious cultural recognitions in Norway. This year it is awarded to Kristin Jarmund and Kari Nissen Brodtkorb for their remarkable achievements in architecture. Photo by Laila Meyrick

New project in Kristiansand

KJ-A has won first prize in the invited competition to build a residential building on one of the most attractive sites in Kristiansand, Norway. The 18 apartments in Kvartal 57 will all have a view of the sea and easy access to the recreational areas along the boardwalk and harbour area.