The Norges Bank building
Norges Bank's Head Office is located in Bankplassen in Kvadraturen in downtown Oslo.
Norges Bank's Head Office, Oslo (Photo: Esten Borgos)
The building was designed by the architects MNAL Kjell Lund and Nils Slaatto, who won the open architecture competition in 1973. The building was inaugurated on 13 October 1986.
Norges Bank's Head Office consists of a central block of seven floors surrounded by a rim of four-five floors. The top floors have glass pitched roofs.
The building is designed using a structural system with a module down to 90 cm. The underground floors and four top towers are in cast-in-place concrete. Above ground, the building is supported by prefabricated concrete columns and concrete beams where the facade elements are mounted. The corner areas are in cast-in-place concrete. The facade is characterised by glass in a setting of orange-red hued Røyke granite and copper.