The Ministry of Education and Research


A welcoming identity

Project Details
  • To be completed in

    2014

  • Square meters

    21 000

  • Workspaces

    300

  • Photographer

    Ketil Jacobsen

Project Description

IARK is assisting the Ministry of Education and Research in redesigning its premises in Kirkegata 18. A total of 21,000m² will be renewed; officials hope to be able to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Ministry’s origin in the upgraded facilities.

The entrance area has now been completed; by using identity-building measures, IARK is portraying some of the ministry’s history, which originates back to 1814; the year Norway’s constitution was adopted. Included in this portrayal is a list of former government members, together with a map of Oslo from 1814; they form a sober yet impressive background for texts obtained from both the present and past history of The Ministry of Education and Research’s origin.

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Historical City Maps

The motives on the walls, panels and window filming are replicas of some of the first city maps of Oslo.

Historical City Maps

The motives on the walls, panels and window filming are replicas of some of the first city maps of Oslo.

© Ketil Jacobsen

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Establishing Texts

Historical texts from the origin of The Ministry of Education and Research in 1814.

Establishing Texts

Historical texts from the origin of The Ministry of Education and Research in 1814.

© Ketil Jacobsen

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List of Former Government Members

The motives provide a glimpse into the past, from the Ministry’s origin, right up to the present day. The list of former government members is an admirable historic cultural item.

List of Former Government Members

The motives provide a glimpse into the past, from the Ministry’s origin, right up to the present day. The list of former government members is an admirable historic cultural item.

© Ketil Jacobsen

Heide Tjøm

Interior architect MNIL

Karoline Grepperud

Karoline Grepperud

Interior architect MNIL