The Office of the Auditor General of Norway


Colours provide recognition

Project Details
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    Stine Østby

Project Description

Riksrevisjonen - The Office of the Auditor General of Norway - lives by the credo of “Team Spirit, Openness, and Respect”, and they wanted these values to be present in the design of their new offices in Storgata 16 in Oslo. The space also had to be adaptable to the future demands and size of the organization, taking the next 10-20 years into consideration.


In collaboration with OKAW Architects we developed the layout of the workspace
distribution of roughly 50 % open office landscape and 50 % individual offices. The informal
meeting places on the different floors work as connecting nodes, and allow the
different departments to get together for events, informal gatherings, and department
meetings, as well as allowing for casual meetings between the users. IARK developed a
material and colour palette that also provides recognition. In order to simplify orientation,
colour coding follows work functions.

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The large lounge of Riksrevisjonen is situated on the eighth floor and has a cool colour palette that highlights the view over the roofs of the city.

The large lounge of Riksrevisjonen is situated on the eighth floor and has a cool colour palette that highlights the view over the roofs of the city.

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The surrounding brick roofs and walls are part of the interior palette.

The surrounding brick roofs and walls are part of the interior palette.

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Open workspaces.

Open workspaces.

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The colourful furniture can be found in informal meeting places, multi-use rooms, and in the cafeteria.

The colourful furniture can be found in informal meeting places, multi-use rooms, and in the cafeteria.

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Collaboration

Round tables and high-backed sofas create zones for good conversation, and work as meeting places outside lunch hours.

Collaboration

Round tables and high-backed sofas create zones for good conversation, and work as meeting places outside lunch hours.

Karoline Grepperud

Karoline Grepperud

Interior architect MNIL

Heide Tjøm

Interior architect MNIL