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Ratio participated in the planning and design competition for the Government Quarter in the G8+ team. The proposal "Clearing" was appointed one out of two winners and proceeded to the finals.
90 000 m² gross area new buildings, 40,000 m² gross area renovation.
Security clearance, plans, constructions, facades, logistics
Clearing builds on Norwegian values – in a wide sense. Values such as transparency, equality, closeness to nature, sobriety and a short distance between high and low, rich and poor, as well as those governing and those being governed, are values to be express by a new Government Quarter. At the same time, the area is to have a dignity and quality separating it from the ordinary, the trivial and the mundane. The executive power of the state is gathered here; they govern while serving.
The main idea of Clearing is to gather the project in a circle around Einar Gerhardsens plass and enhance the experience of the centre of power of the Norwegian nation with a fixed, articulated space surrounded by common functions for all ministries. The square is open to the public from all sides at all times, and it symbolises the meeting between the people and the power. The square is located between the G Building, the Highrise and the new ministry quarters connected by bridges over the streets. The bridges reinforce the identity of the square by being built with the same materials and the same expression of form as the surrounding buildings.
The project was ranked as number two after negotiations with Statsbygg in the autumn of 2017.
Per Christian Brynildsen
Sivilarkitekt MNAL, Partner
+47 92 20 95 11