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Final submissions for a competition to design a new government quarter in Oslo came out this week, including neighborhood plans from both BIG and Snøhetta, providing an opportunity to judge the competitors before the Norwegian government does.

Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group, or BIG, proposed an urban park with three towers that create a new setting for the site's historical buildings.

The ring of structures proposed by Dutch firm MVRDV, all lined with
rooftop gardens, would provide a new green vista in the center of the capital.

Local Norwegian studio Snøhetta proposed a trio of towers that shoot up behind the original government buildings, giving the site gravitas without crowding out ground-level public space.

Fellow Norwegian firm Asplan Viak also suggested adding a set of sleek towers to the city skyline, as well as an expansive city garden.

LPO's proposal includes a space for a memorial dedicated to the 2011 attacks in Norway amid several office towers of varying height.

White's more speculative proposal would open up the complex with a series of colorful, angular facades.

· BIG, MVRDV + snøhetta unveil proposals for oslo's government quarter [Design Boom]
· All Competitions posts [Curbed National]