05 August 2021
Haptic with Sweco wins in Beijing
- We are really looking forward to getting started. Working with embassy buildings is exciting from an architectural, cultural and engineering perspective. The project includes the rehabilitation of two existing buildings and designing a new, and this means exciting challenges for the whole team. Fortunately, both Haptic and Sweco have extensive experience from designing and planning government buildings with associated requirements for safety and use, and are equipped to take on the task, says Ellen Hole, department manager for construction at Sweco's Oslo office.
The team offered is professionally strong, and consists of key people who have collaborated before. The project team also has good knowledge of Statsbygg and has broad international experience.
- We have been involved in several projects in China and have good knowledge of local conditions, including the embassy's immediate area in Beijing. There is no doubt that it is very exciting to participate in this type of project. Not only because the embassy function carries a rich tradition in Norwegian foreign affairs, but because this type of facility has a unique interplay between private and public, openness and security, nature and the environment, says Aksel Warhuus, general manager of Haptic Architects Oslo.