District court in Førde, Norway

Fjordane District Court

Fjordane district court – a complete rehabilitation and reprogramming of 2 buildings from the 70’s – is a part of Førde city centre’s revitalization process.

The building will house a district court with office areas, 5 courtrooms, administration and reception. Public access and functions are placed on the ground floor with Hafstad Road orientation to strengthen it as a pedestrian core.

The office area is placed on the upper floors surrounding a new triple height space that functions both as a social core for the employees and as an access to cantina, social zones and roof terrace.

Building´s original structure is maintained and modified to fit to the new use, facades and general layout is renewed.

Year 2016-2020

Location Førde, Norway

Comission  Direct

Client Hafstadgården AS

Status Completed

Project Area 5.400 m2

Budget 120.000.000 nok

Architects Magnus Wåge, Maria Mestres, Martin Hauge, Ona Marija Auskelyte, Erlend Strønstad