Welcome to the Norwegian Embassy!

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We moved into the new office building of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi in September 2016. We are very proud inhabitants of a greener embassy, that offers sustainable solutions for water usage, electricity, cooling and heating. It is one of the few buildings in India to make use of geothermal wells, taking advantage of the cool temperature of the Chanakyapuri underground.

Norwegian building commissioner Statsbygg managed the overall construction of the new embassy, together with a local team of project managers and workers. The previous embassy building was constructed more than 50 years ago, back when Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Einar Gerhardsen met in Delhi for the opening. As the size of its staff grew, so did the need for more space. 

For the new building, efforts were made that the original compound and overall architectural appearance is retained together with adapting to the current climatic and other requirements. High sustainability and environmental ambitions were set for this project by the architect, Terje Grønmo, who in an interview to the Embassy recently had said that the new building will present a fusion of Norwegian and Indian design elements “naturally through the interior, the furniture and the fact that it is designed by a Norwegian architect. However, it will also be characterized by the adaptation to the local climate and Indian environmental concerns. This has also been a very rewarding collaboration between Indian and Norwegian partners,” Grønmo had concluded.

The physical result we must say has truly been rewarding and worth the wait. 

Take a look at the new Embassy brochure to read more about the green architecture.

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