The site has never been built before. It was clear already from the beginning that this should be a conference center. The client (Education of Union Norway) stated in the competition program that the main goal was to implement a conference room as big as possible on this site. It is important to mention that the headquarters for Union of Education Norway is situated in the parallel street, and in the backyard.
Smykkeskrinet is therefore an extension of the existing facilities. Visitors to Smykkeskrinet either enter in the lobby of the main building in Hausmanns Gate or they check in the lobby of Smykkeskrinet. In other words Smykkeskrinet is a part of several buildings and together the complex creates one system of functions.
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