Gvepseborg Restaurant, Rjukan, Norway

Gvepseborg Restaurant, Rjukan, Norway


contexo - textere - texui -textum [to weave or twine together, connect, unite, construct, form]. Hence partic. contextus -a -um [interwoven, connected, united]. Adv. contexte, [in close connection]

Founded in 2004 is a combined architectural practice and environmental consultancy focusing om sustainable people-centred social development. Based in Rjukan and Oslo, Context has played a leading role in the sustainable development of Norway's building sector through catalysing many influential and innovative reference projects. 

 Our key areas of expertise are architecture, sustainable design, art & community and masterplanning. 

We work to identify the specific qualities and environmental criteria of each context and seek ways to integrate these in our projects, whether the design proposal for a given site or historic building or a planning process for the development of a whole community. Process management is a key component of our expertise, in everything from individual buildings to large scale development projects. 

The clue is in the name - Context. I know of no holistic combination of spatial, social, and environmental context comparable with that sensitively and creatively applied by Context AS.
— Anne Grethe Eckmann, Director, Nordic Enterprise Trust

Context has also in recent years developed, and is currently delivering Norway's most environmentally friendly building system through our sister company bECOs AS