We established DARK ARKITEKTER in Oslo in 1988 and since then grew into being one of the leading offices in Norway. Our passion about living cities led to one of our most significant turning points: being part of the winning team behind the general plan for the Barcode district in Oslo in 2003. DARK dedicates itself to deliver effective solutions in close cooperation with clients and partners in several academic fields, such as environmental and technical engineering, anthropology, sociology, economy and marketing. We are aware of the influence the building industry has in the environment worldwide. For that reason, we feel obliged to think and design green and have proudly been advocating and advising the use of BREEAM as a design tool. At DARK fresh academics meet experience, disciplines mix and new ideas challenge solutions. We describe ourselves as both youthful and established, solid and innovative - with no gurus, a flat hierarchy and a team-oriented organization. We are 45 architects with diverse backgrounds from eight different countries.