The New Norwegian Embassy that constructed from local materials, with local labourers, and the intention is to integrate the building with the surrounding city texture, such as wood and stone is located in Patan, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal was designed by the Norwegian architectural firm Kristin Jarmund Architectson commission from the Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property. The building is integrated into the slope of the site, allowing plateaus of outdoor space to extend into the building. A south facing intimate patio is directly linked to the vestibule inside.
The Norwegian Embassy building exterior front view
The building covers a surface of 800m2 and is built into the slope of the site, allowing plateaus of outdoor space to extend into the building. A south facing intimate patio is directly linked to the vestibule. The facade, facing the Himalayan Mountains, is architecturally expressed by an added volume, which rises above the main entrance of the otherwise single-storey building. The volume houses the Ambassador’s office and is accented by a dynamic zigzag panoramic window, whose trail makes a tribute to the mountainous chain and purposely reflects the Himalayas.
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Building type: Representation and Offices (Consulate)
Project Scope: Full contract
Client: Statsbygg, The Directorate of Public Constuction and Property
Budget: 10 MILL. NOK
Schedule: Completed June 2008
Representation and Offices Building exterior front courtyard
architecture drawing Norwegian Embassy building facade design
architecture drawing Norwegian Embassy building master floor plan