Youngstorget 3

Youngstorget 3 will be renovated into new office spaces, commercial areas, and dining venues.


Office, culture, commercial






Oslo, Norway

Contact persons:

Joachim Midjo Andersen


Olav Thon Gruppen


7.000 m²

Youngstorget 3 is situated in a prominent location facing Youngstorget and sits adjacent to the striking Folketeater building. The structure serves as a forward-thinking and functional space for offices, businesses, and dining establishments. Five floors of flexible office space surround a naturally lit atrium. The positioning and design of the atrium ensure efficient use of the floors, excellent lighting conditions, and connectivity throughout the building. On the ground floor, the facade opens up towards Youngstorget, facilitating outward-facing functions such as retail, dining, and cultural activities.

Established in 1846, Youngstorget has long been a central gathering space in Oslo. Its proximity to the Government Quarter has attracted the headquarters of several major political parties, and together with the Folketeater, it has become one of Oslo’s most important cultural and political hubs. The area is known as “the old brick city,” characterized by typical volumes and features such as pitched roofs with band roofing and plaster facades. The facades exhibit symmetrical elements, with both horizontal and vertical lines clearly defined, featuring warm colors like terracotta red, pink, and yellow.

The facade material for Youngstorget 3 will primarily consist of a medium-light-colored brick with mortar in a similar hue. Along with the window structure, this will create a cohesive surface that blends well with the surroundings. The building volume will be subtly divided by recessing parts of the facades in relation to the main facade plane. This approach will harmoniously integrate with the facade lengths of adjacent properties on Pløens gate and towards the Folketeater building. Youngstorget 3 aspires to be a distinctive building that combines precise and restrained design language with high-quality materials and details.

The principle of sustainability is that a high utility value should give the building a long lifespan. Over a longer time horizon, this results in significantly reduced consumption of building materials and reduced carbon emissions, while also providing the city and its population with a varied and quality range of functions and services.

The building is designed to accommodate a social and modern work culture, with open layouts and generous spaces for creative interaction.