The Christiania Qvartalet city block is part of the regular gridded pattern in the old city ofOslo, dating back to King Christian IV plan of 1624.
Colours, materials and details reflect the historical importance of this part of the city.
In the glass covered backyard the buildings enrich each other by various bright colours and terraced roofs.
It should ideally be possible to regard a street block within the living fabric of a city as a single building, in which each individual element contributes to a harmonious continuation of and variation on a main theme. The walls of the block all have different aspects, as the surrounding streets and open spaces all have different identities and importance.