Nye Kirkens Hus

The New House of the Church in Oslo will be the home of several organizations affiliated with the Church of Norway as well as other Christian organizations. The location is Oslo Hospital, a property with history going back to the 13th century.

The project will consist of transformed hospital buildings as well as a new addition.

The red brick clad façade draws parallels to the old Franciscan monastery on which the hospital is built upon, as well as the many ruins of the nearby medieval town. The façade is partially open and partially sealed, giving the building a distinct character signalling openness and warmth.

Type: Architecture

Client: Ekebergveien 1 (Clemens Eiendom, Stiftelsen Oslo Hospital)

Date: 2018

Status: Ongoing

Team: Øystein Rø, Espen Røyseland, Maja Egge Šipuš, Vladimir Ilic, Peter Brekke Skråvik, Simen Marzano Frey, Are Hagen, Margrete Bjone Engeligen, Fredrikke Frølich, Espen Heggertveit  

Consultants: Lo:Le, Bollinger+Grohmann, Ingeniør Petter Nome AS, Fokus Rådgivning, Føyn Consult, Smith Wergeland Kulturbyrå

Kirkens Hus

A new House of the Church on the property of Oslo Hospital will be the venue for several organizations affiliated with the Church of Norway. The house is to be the church’s platform for debate and convention, yet also an arena for diakonia.

The historic buildings on site are revitalized as a new building establishes continuation and assemblage of the existing, creating a new dynamic meeting point between the church and the city. In the meeting between new and old is a grand common room- where the hearth is, linking the diverse programs together.

In the daily, an inviting focal point for the offices, dialogue and meeting rooms, exhibition room and canteen, on occasions: a venue for concerts, churches or Christmas dinner.

The exposed red brick clad façade draws parallels to the old Franciscan monastery on which the hospital is built upon, as well as the many ruins of the nearby medieval town. The façade is partially open and partially sealed giving the building a distinct and worthy character, while signifying openness and warmth.

Type: Architecture

Client: Ekebergveien 1 (Clemens Eiendom, Stiftelsen Oslo Hospital)

Date: 2018

Status: Ongoing

Team: Øystein Rø, Espen Røyseland, Maja Egge Šipuš, Vladimir Ilic, Peter Brekke Skråvik, Simen Marzano Frey, Are Hagen, Margrete Bjone Engeligen, Fredrikke Frølich, Espen Heggertveit  

Consultants: Lo:Le, Bollinger+Grohmann, Ingeniør Petter Nome AS, Fokus Rådgivning, Føyn Consult, Smith Wergeland Kulturbyrå