Kampen Omsorg+

Nytt bolig- og aktivitetshus


Healthcare, care facility






Oslo, Norway

Contact persons:

Åsne Midtgarden, Eva Paulshus


Stiftelsen Kirkens Bymisjon Oslo


10.800 m²

The former Kampen nursing home was located on the hillside of Kampen in the inner city of Oslo. Here, the Church City Mission has erected a new facility for residents in need of care and service, carried out according to the specifications of the “Care+” concept. Kampen is a vibrant neighborhood with its own identity and character. In the new facility, residents can live close to the city center while enjoying a modern residence with services, activities, and cultural offerings. The large communal areas are located on the 1st and 2nd floors, with plenty of natural light and direct access to the outdoors. Universal design has been implemented throughout the facility, both indoors and in the garden.

The complex consists of a new building replacing the former nursing home in Brinken and a renovated former hostel building in Norderhovsgate. These buildings and the communal outdoor areas occupy most of the block between these two streets. An enclosed pedestrian bridge connects the building facing Brinken with the one facing Norderhovsgate. With the help of elevators and this pedestrian bridge, one can move seamlessly between the street level on the upper side and the lower side of the facility, regardless of the steep terrain. The facades are clad in rustic brick and paneling, and the color scheme is inspired by older buildings in Kampen.

Emphasis has been placed on creating a sense of homeliness in both the layout and execution of the design. The floors are organized with defined zones that allow for the establishment of community and belonging. The corridors are spacious, with natural light and high ceilings, providing ample room for informal gathering spaces. Variation in colors and materials creates identity and aids in orientation throughout the facility.

Photo by Helge Garke

The project has had a strong focus on energy-efficient solutions and is featured in the Ecobox project database. Most of the 91 apartments are designed for single occupants, but 11 units are slightly larger and intended for couples. All apartments have separate bedrooms, entrances, and bathrooms, as well as a small kitchen and private balcony. In the new building, there is extra ceiling height, providing airiness to each individual unit.

Photo by Helge Garke
Photo by Helge Garke
Photo by Helge Garke