The client (Union of Education Norway) stated in the competition program, won by Element Arkitekter, that the main goal of this impressive project was to implement a new conference hall as large as possible for this area. It is noteworthy that the headquarters of the Union of Education Norway are located at a parallel street.
Smykkeskrinet is therefore an extension of existing facilities. Visitors can enter through the lobby of the main building in Hausmanns Gate ( Smykkeskrinet). In other words, the building is a part of several other buildings and the complex itself together creates a system that serves varied functions. Also the old building (partially occupied by Smykkeskrinet) is a part of the project.
The power of the sun is collected through the southwestern glass facades of the street (about 200 m2) and a bit of heat on the north side to the east of the backyard and the power is used as an alternative energy source.