Kristin Jarmund Architects - The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu PDF Print Email
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The Norwegian Embassy is built as a freestanding building in the garden of an older villa which previously housed the existing embassy. The old building will soon be demolished to make way for the new Ambassadors residence.

The site, in the area of Lalitpur , is roughly 4 acres and sits high overlooking Kathmandu . The site for the embassy steps steeply down towards the north. The fall of the site, taken from the highest point down to the entrance area and courtyard, is equivalent to one floor level. The courtyard sits a further floor level above the main gates. The site is surrounded by high walls with neighbouring buildings built right up to the property line.

On clear days the Himalayan mountain range can be seen to the north

Photographs courtesy of Guri Dahl, Graeme Ferguson, and Kristin Jarmund.

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