After the Berlin Wall came down, Norway together with the 4 other Northern European states built new embassy buildings within one common project. The Norwegian building was planned by Snøhetta architects. Completed 1999

"Urstromtal" is a wall in the entrance hall of the embassy building. The wall spans 12 meters, opposite of the high vertical granite wall at the other end of the room.

The exterior of the building has references to the Ice-age which formed the landscape surrounding Berlin. Urstromtal is German for this type of low, wide valley where there was a large riversystem around 18000 years ago. The artwork was built in classical Stucco technique, using sedimental sands from the area.


contact: © 2015 Yngve Zakarias, BONO Norway