BI Norwegian School of Management receives property’s 'Oscar'

13 February 2008

FIABCI Norway’s property award for 2007 goes to BI Norwegian School of Management. The award is given for successful buildings that excel in terms of their functionality and architecture.

BI receives the national award after a number of candidates have been assessed, and as national winner this year will also go forward to the prestigious international Prix d'Excellence.

The national award was handed over at BI Norwegian School of Management  in Oslo. The chairman of the Norwegian jury, Halgrim Thon, handed over the award. President Tom Colbjørnsen accepted the award on behalf of BI. Tom Colbjørnsen took the opportunity to thank everyone for the enormous effort that had been put in during the planning process and for the way in which the building functions today.
“The building is functioning as intended and acts as a meeting place for discussion, learning and dialogue. The building encourages openness and inspiration which links people together,” said Colbjørnsen with great pride.
The award has been organised and awarded by FIABCI for many years. The international winner will receive the award in Paris at the end of May.
“The criteria for the award are that the building must have been in use for at least a year and be economically sound. The building must also be environmentally friendly and operationally efficient, and last but not least have satisfied users,” said jury chairman Halgrim Thon as he handed over property’s Oscar to BI Norwegian School of Management in Oslo.

Previous winners of FIABCI Norway’s property award:

  • Telenor Bergen
  • Telenor Fornebu 
  • Lysaker Brygge 
  • Lapp Parliament 
  • The protective building over the cathedral ruins in Hamar

Facts about FIABCI Norway's property award:
The Norwegian jury was appointed by FIABCI Nordic. FIABCI Nordic is led by architect Einar Christian Hunstad, who is also a member of the international jury, which holds its jury meeting on Palm Sunday.

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