Ministry of Climate and Environment


Commendable reuse with striking features in both form and function

Project Details
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    Lindbak

Project Description

When the Ministry of the Environment was moving from its old premises in Myntgata, an additional objective was to conduct an organizational improvement at the same time.

In collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment, IARK has facilitated solutions and features to achieve first-rate operations and improved internal interaction, along with communication between departments.

We have facilitated an open plan with group size workspaces adjacent to functional internal multi rooms, meeting rooms and social zones. Also included is an external meeting centre where we’ve highlighted original architectural details; allowing them to serve as décor pieces in fresh, newly thought out ways.

The listed historic construction from 1920 is now merged with a new modern building. This creates a time spanning contrast, which is also implemented and reinforced throughout the interiors. Reusable, innovative and old historic features are incorporated as an exciting and comprehensive expression in design.

Md 1

Sober variation

Social areas that invite interaction within sculptural shapes and forms. The furniture portrays a sober variation of colours and materials.

Sober variation

Social areas that invite interaction within sculptural shapes and forms. The furniture portrays a sober variation of colours and materials.

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Md 2

Modern Meets Tradition

A new and modern version of the traditional swab chair with ornate poetic details.

Modern Meets Tradition

A new and modern version of the traditional swab chair with ornate poetic details.

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Md 3

The Coffee Bar

The coffee bar is the focal point in the office area. The furnishings are simple and functional, whilst the woodwork brings warmth to the cool surroundings.

The Coffee Bar

The coffee bar is the focal point in the office area. The furnishings are simple and functional, whilst the woodwork brings warmth to the cool surroundings.

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Md 4

The Socializing Area

The warm and soft furnishings in the socializing area at the Meeting Centre are an exciting and distinct contrast to the cool, classic marble floors.

The Socializing Area

The warm and soft furnishings in the socializing area at the Meeting Centre are an exciting and distinct contrast to the cool, classic marble floors.

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Md 5

Décor Painting on the Walls

The walls of the Meeting Centre are adorned with a painted décor depicting a shadow from the slats of the old windows.

Décor Painting on the Walls

The walls of the Meeting Centre are adorned with a painted décor depicting a shadow from the slats of the old windows.

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Md 6

The Meeting Centre

The rooms in the Meeting Centre are decorated in a classic, timeless style.

The Meeting Centre

The rooms in the Meeting Centre are decorated in a classic, timeless style.

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Md 7

The Multi Rooms

Many of the colour schemes in the office areas reoccur in multi rooms, which are each equipped with monitor screens.

The Multi Rooms

Many of the colour schemes in the office areas reoccur in multi rooms, which are each equipped with monitor screens.

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Md 8

The Canteen

The canteen has varied furnishing. The above picture depicts a more shielded section for dining and luncheon meetings.

The Canteen

The canteen has varied furnishing. The above picture depicts a more shielded section for dining and luncheon meetings.

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Md 9

Sofa Rooms for informal Meetings

The sofa rooms in the canteen are suitable for informal meetings, and are therefore equally desirable for use outside of lunch hours.

Sofa Rooms for informal Meetings

The sofa rooms in the canteen are suitable for informal meetings, and are therefore equally desirable for use outside of lunch hours.

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Md 10

Standard Workspace

Standard workspace with desk that can be raised and lowered. Each space is equipped with personal storage and a sound proof partition, which also serves as a shield between each space; therefore creating a personal and more private area. The desk is equipped with a specially designed tray for a laptop docking station.

Standard Workspace

Standard workspace with desk that can be raised and lowered. Each space is equipped with personal storage and a sound proof partition, which also serves as a shield between each space; therefore creating a personal and more private area. The desk is equipped with a specially designed tray for a laptop docking station.

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Heidi Tolo

Heidi Tolo

Interior architect MNIL, partner