Regjeringskvartalet is a collection of buildings in the centre of Norwegian
Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...

 capital city Oslo
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 housing several of the offices of the Government of Norway. The complex is around 300m northeast of the Parliament Building
Parliament of Norway Building
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Regjeringskvartalet consists of the following buildings:
  • Akersgata
    Akersgata is a street in Oslo, Norway. It contains a number of important buildings such as the Parliament of Norway Building, several government buildings in the Regjeringskvartalet, the Trefoldighetskirken , and the Centralteatret....

     40 (G-block) from 1905, the first phase of development from the original plan; now the Ministry of Finance.
  • Akersgata 42 (Høyblokken, "the Highrise") from 1958, designed by Erling Viksjø in the brutalist style; now the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Justice and the Police.
  • Akersgata 44 (Y-block), from 1969, another brutalist building by Erling Viksjø; now the Ministry of Education and Research.
  • Akersgata 59 (R5)—departementsgården from 1996 designed by Torstein Ramberg; houses the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Culture
    Ministry of Culture (Norway)
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    , the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs, the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, and the Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion.
  • Einar Gerhardsens plass
    Einar Gerhardsens plass
    Einar Gerhardsens plass is a town square between the three government buildings S Block, R4, and Høyblokka in Regjeringskvartalet in Oslo. The street Grubbegata passes through the square....

     1 (R4); houses the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the Ministry of Trade and Industry
    Ministry of Trade and Industry (Norway)
    The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry is a Norwegian ministry responsible for business, trade and industry. It is led by Trond Giske . The department must report to the legislature, Storting.-History:The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Shipping, Industry, Craft and Fisheries was created...

  • Einar Gerhardsens plass 3 and Møllergata 19
    Møllergata 19
    Møllergata 19 is an address in Oslo, Norway where the city's main police station and jail was located. The address gained notoriety during the German occupation from 1940 to 1945, when the Nazi security police kept its headquarters here...

     (S-block); houses the Ministry of Health and Care Services and the Ministry of Labour.

The Government Administration Services
Government Administration Services
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, centred in Møllergata 19, provides administrative services to other Government departments. Statsbygg
Statsbygg is a Norwegian government agency that manages central parts of the real estate portfolio of the Government of Norway. This includes 2.3 million square meters in 1,500 buildings, of which 115 are located abroad. The portfolio includes office buildings, heritage sites, campuses, operational...

 manages the buildings on behalf of the Norwegian state, and is responsible for running and maintaining Regjeringskvartalet.

At Teatergata 9, a new building, R6, is scheduled for completion in 2012. The 16 storey building will house the Ministry of Health and Care Services and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

Several buildings in the Regjeringskvartalet were heavily damaged when a car bomb exploded
2011 Norway attacks
The 2011 Norway attacks were two sequential terrorist attacks against the government, the civilian population and a summer camp in Norway on 22 July 2011....

on 22 July 2011, resulting in 8 deaths.
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