Nordic Embassies

Berlin, Germany

New construction of the embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and the community building "Felleshuis" in Berlin

Completion 1999
Size: GFA 15,000 sqm

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Architecturally celebrated by a curved copper band, surrounding all the embassies, the countries appear to the outside as an ensemble and create a powerful Nordic landmark, in which every single country is represented by an embassy characteristic of that land.

The task of our office was the realization of the very different designs from each country with regard to architecture and building standards and consisted in detail of the building permit applications, completion of the construction documents, the invitation of tenders, awarding of contracts and site supervision for the whole project, and specifically for each embassy.

Client: The countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden represented by Statens Fastighetsverk, Stockholm
Ensemble and Felleshuis: Berger Parkkinen, Vienna
Embassy of Denmark: 3 x Nielsen, Århus
Embassy of Finnland: VIIVA, Helsinki
Embassy of Iceland: P. Kristmundsson, Reykjavik
Embassy of Norway: Snøhetta, Oslo
Embassy of Sweden: Wingårdh, Stockholm

Local architect and site supervision: Pysall Ruge Architekten

Photos: Florian Bolk