ARKÍS architects and Verkís engineers have signed a contract with Harstad Municipality in Norway for the design of a kindergarten. According to the contract, the consultants will prepare the project for tender in Norway. Harstad is located by Lofoten in Norway, but the municipality has 24,000 residents. Considerable developments have been underway in Harstad and the municipality is currently developing several kindergartens. The kindergartens are based on the philosophy of work areas rather than divided departments, which allows the children to participate in activities according to their interests.