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Old November 13th, 2004, 11:30 AM   #81
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Øvre Lodalen

4 highrises on 13 floors, with 200 apartments. Man, these look like very ordinary 60'ies style commieblocks!!! Just what we don't need if we would like more people to like highrises You can see the four of them in the front of this picture. And btw, you can also see my new apartment there. In the background is also the "mini-cluster" at Helsfyr. The plan is waiting aproval this autumn.
Noooo, this is horrible. I've seen this project before, but only overview images. But i did not expect to see any beautiful buildings here. But they looks indeed like some 60'ies style commieblocks(shame). Luckly they are still a proposal and i hope they cancal this project before it becomes a big news.
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I'm hoping that they *don't* approve this one. Has its fate been decided yet?
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Old November 24th, 2004, 03:50 PM   #83
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I have never seen the project until I accidently bumped into in on a rather strange website. Lets hope it will just stay on that website!
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Old November 24th, 2004, 08:59 PM   #84
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I have never seen the project until I accidently bumped into in on a rather strange website. Lets hope it will just stay on that website!
This information was first posted in december 2002 on Etterstad vel. (http://www.etterstad.no/index.php?vis=nyhet153)

But when i first saw it there was only some area-maps and few of information, but i did create a small thread about it(a looong time ago). Now there is more information, and a report of opposition against the project. It also stands that this project was first a 5 high-rise proposal with 13 floor. The project is made by some local architects from Oslo, who don't have any web site for further information.
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Old December 6th, 2004, 10:29 PM   #85
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Time to move out to the suburbs, to tell about some of the projects there. There are alot going on in the suburbs too. In the eastern suburbs of Romerrike, there is a total of 1091 new apartments for sale right now. The same amount can be found in the southern and western suburbs combined. These projects attract many people in Oslo that finds the prizes centrally in Oslo too high, around 50% of the buyer comes from Oslo city. Most project focus on having a short distance to public transport(mostly train), and regional "downtowns".

The projects I'll present in this post are located like shown on this rather poor map...just to show the location. I know of more, and the more projects I search for, the more I find. But these will do for now.



1. Wøyen Torg

72 apartments, and 5000 sqm of retail. Located in the biggest suburbian municipality, Bærum, wich has about 100.000 inhabitants.






2. Marienlyst park
Drammen

Drammen is a town of its own, but since it lies only 40 km from Oslo, with a good train and motorway connection, it's getting more popular to move there. There are quite alot of people at my workplace that lives in Drammen. This project should not be confused with to project with the same name at Majorstua in Oslo.

This project is located quite centrally near downtown of Drammen. It's unclear how many apartments will be built, but 52 will be finished in the first step, by beginning of 2006.





The location


3. Salmakertunet
Ski - southern suburb

Number of apartments: 173. First step, with 44 apartments is finished.

Location:


First step:


Next step won't be much different


4. Soltunet
Jessheim - eastern suburb

180 apartments, first step finished already. Jessheim lies not far from the airport, and is the centre in the municipality of Ullensaker, wich has a population-growth of 2% per year.







5. Kolbotn torg
Kolbotn - southern suburb



53 apartments, wich is only a part of the plan to make the "downtown" of the municipality of Oppegård more lively. Other parts of this plan involves a new cultural house, and commercial areas. All in all, about 800-900 million nok will be invested.





6. Hauger park
Bærum

130 apartments, finished Q1 of 2006.




7. Billingstadlia
Asker - western suburb

92 apartments, finished next autumn.








8. Lillestrøm atrium
Lillestrøm - eastern suburb
Lillestrøm is a suburb that has started to rapidly grow into a town, after the track for the airport-express train was built to go through. From Lillestrøm you can now get to Oslo downtown, wich is aproximately 15 km away, in 11 minutes by local train. All of that ride, bar a couple of kilometers, goes through the tunnel called Romeriks-porten.

This is one of the projects under developement here, with 73 apartments. Lillestrøm has also got the new national fair, a new hotel, and more, and housing prices here have skyrocketed.


9. Lørenskog sentrum vest
Lørenskog - eastern suburb

1000 apartments over a period of 10 years. First will be finished by the end of 2006.





10. Rolvsrud park
Lørenskog - eastern suburb

450 apartments, 200 finished.




sources:
http://www.aftenposten.no/eiendom/article924439.ece
http://www.krogsveen.no/index.db2?id=39&uid=2
http://www.ncc.no/templates/ncc_generic.asp?id=3087
http://www.kolbotntorg.no/k/
http://www.billingstadlia.no/
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Old December 6th, 2004, 10:58 PM   #86
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Construction-boom has come to stay

A humble effort to translate this article in Aftenposten 2'nd dec.

Oslo is now one of the areas in Europe where construction activity is highest, there may be built 35.000 apartments the next years.

A range of prestigous projects are under planning for the moment, so there will be plenty to choose from for those looking for a new place in the years ahead.

- The variety of offers(?) is really getting up. We have identified 35.000 apartments that are on the planning-stage at the moment, Fornebu excluded, says Bjørn Erik Øye at Prognosesenteret.

Among those projects are Quernerbyen, Lørenbyen, Ensjøbyen, Bjørvika, and Tjuvholmen. In addition comes several in-fills projects.

-The problem can be, that many of these projects are located on the most expensive land lots in Norway. There is a risk of some of the projects failing, says Øye.

He thinks there have not been such a rapid developement since the construction of the "drabantbyer"(~commieblock-suburbs) in Groruddalen(in the 60'ies).
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Oslo is at the top in Europe if we look at the number of apartments under construction per capita. Only Ireland and Spain builds more. Ireland has a boom similar to what we had post WW2, and in Spain, the boom is caused by holiday-apartments.

In the 90'ies, we were at the bottom of that statistic. Norway in general has about the same construction activity as the average in Western-Europe, Oslo is a special case. - The centralistion-process is still strong in Norway, and the construction of apartments was lagging behind.
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Old December 7th, 2004, 08:25 AM   #87
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Some additional buildings look good... but those complexes look too industrial...
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Old December 14th, 2004, 04:36 PM   #88
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/\ I think some do that, but I think most will turn out nice in real life

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Lillestrøm

Another project at Lillestrøm, wich shows that Lillestrøm is in a process of turning into a town.

109 apartments, 69 of wich is sold already. It will be on 5 floors, and have an area of 15.000 sqm, of wich 2.000 will be retail. Construction will start next month, and be finished by August 2006. This project advertises with having their own gardener





This shows how the quartal will fit in


edit:
found another apartment project some quartals from this, Solsiden, wich is about finished now. 43 apartments here.



The view:


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Old December 14th, 2004, 04:56 PM   #89
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Alexander Kiellands plass(eng. square)
Alexander Kiellands plass - close to Waldemars hage

Where there was a petrol station not long ago, it is now a construction site for this project. 66 apartments, wich will be finished by summer 2006. To tell you the truth, I wouldn't want to live here, it's right next to a very busy intersection.


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Haugerud Panorama
Haugerud - Oslo east

4 floors will be added to Haugerud centre, making it 9 floors "tall". This will make room for 20 new apartments.


The view from there:
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Old December 17th, 2004, 04:07 PM   #90
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Increased frequency on trams a success



The frequency on two tramlines increased a month ago, to going each 5'th minute. This is in a probation-period, to see if it will be economically viable to make all the lines into what they call "rolling sidewalks".

Since they started this probation, the two lines has seen an increase in traffic on 9%, compared to last year same time. That means 10.000 more passengers each week. 1/3 of all passengers say that they will most definitely use the tram more if it continues to go every 5'th minute. Transportøkonomisk institutt (TØI) made a report earlier this year saying that doing 5 minute routes will not cost more than today, given an increase in number of passengers. One month is too short time to be certain that the increased frequency is to blame for the increased traffic.

In order for this increased frequency to be as effective as possible, it is also necesary to do an effort to make it more navigable for the trams, so they can move faster, not haulting at red lights etc.

The plan is to have 5 minute-routes on all lines inside ringroad 3, and 10 minute-routes outside, in 2006.

http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/ir...icle933230.ece

Here you can see the new tramline-map. The stapled green shows the two lines with 5 minute departments.
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Sounds good that they're increasing the tram traffic.

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... all lines inside ringroad 3,
What?! ringroad 3? is that an actual road that ring the city with two other ones inside it??
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We've got three of them, too. Jealous?
(okay, the second one is a tad bit . . . short)

How's travelling in Oslo trams, do they often attract "less social folk" ie drunkards?
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Old December 20th, 2004, 08:16 AM   #93
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What?! ringroad 3? is that an actual road that ring the city with two other ones inside it??
Yes, or not closed circles acctually, as they are cut by the fjord. I've marked the rings in blue. About half of Ring 1 is a tunnel, and the rest is in the normal traffic, with red lights and stuff, most is 4 lane. Ring 2 is 4 lanes, but not a highway eighter. But Ring 3 is 4/6 lane highway all round. It goes in a tunnel in its northernmost and westernmost point, and there are plans to make a tunnel from Sinsen to Økern in the east aswell.


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How's travelling in Oslo trams, do they often attract "less social folk" ie drunkards?
but not to such extent that it bothers me much.
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Old December 20th, 2004, 08:25 AM   #94
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Gardermoen close to its full capacity

The traffic at Gardermoen is increasing faster than at Kastrup or Arlanda, and is expected to reach 15 million by the end of this year. By the end of November, almost 14 millions had traveled at Gardermoen, an increase of 9,2% from the same period last year. This happen at the same time as the low-price Sandefjord airport Torp has established itself at 1 million passengers per year.


Gardermoen is designed to handle 17 million passengers anno, but one has to prepare another terminal before that number is reached. There has already been made a tunnel under the airport area, to serve another pier in the future.


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New Bislett stadium is rising

The construction of the new Bislett stadium is going ahead at full speed. After the old stadium was demolished in august, it is now half finished, and the entire stadium wall will be finished in february, the whole arena will be finished within the Bislett-games 29 July next year, when many of the worlds best athlethes will visit it again. 6 truckloads of concrete-elements arrives the site daily from Denmark, and 99 meters of the stadium wall has been erected in just 6 days. This very intimate stadium will have 15.000 seats when finished.

Photo from 2'nd august


19'th september




8'th november

5'th december






From 14'th december




19'th december






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This is how it will look when finished








How it was before


The special thing about this stadium is its urban location, and its history. The debate on wheter to build a new or to restore the old stadium has been going for years.
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Old January 4th, 2005, 12:20 PM   #96
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As I have said earlier(maybe not in this thread), the US is looking for a new site to biuld a new embassy. Their current one is the most unsafe in Europe (or was it the world), because of it's central location.

The site called Huseby, a former millitary campus west in town, is singled out as a place that fits. It is in a residential area dominated by single attached houses. The neighbours has been complaining about it all this autumn, they naturally don't want a terror-target as neighbour, but I think there are few places within Oslo that fits better than this.

The regulation-plans have started, so I think it is most likely that it will be built there.


As you can see, Huseby is a pretty large area, here compared with Aker brygge and Frognerparken. So they are thinking of building 1000-1600 dwellings and a park there too.






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And now some sad news


Car traffic increased by 1.2% in Oslo last year. While the public transport company had probably more travelers in 1999, than in 2004, and only an increase of 0.6%, half of the private transport growth.

Travellers with Oslo sporveier
2004: 152 millions (pr. 1. dec. Same period in 2003: 151 mill.)
2003: 158,5 mill.
2002: 162 mill.
2001: 165 mill.
2000: 163 mill.
1999: 160,7 mill.

Daily amount of veichles passing the toll-stations
2004: 248 300
2003: 245 200
2002: 244 100
2001: 243 700
2000: 240 500
1999: 237 600
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Boy, NorthStar! You've been busy!

Let me just jot down a few thoughts. Yes, I remember you told us the US embassy, currently in a downtown location (?), was looking for a new site (cant' remember in which thread, either ). Glad it has finally been found! The neighbors' concerns are understandable.

Rebuilding Bislett Stadium in the middle of that residential neighborhood must raise a lot of controversy. I bet those people aren't happy at all with the massive invasion of cars and people each time there is an event there. Again, I can well understand their concerns.

Finally, the phenomenon of the increase in automobile traffic. Is this perhaps ascribable to an overall population growth? Or is it because people simply love their cars too much?

If you care to listen, we have a mighty battle about the University's football stadium raging here in Berkeley, a battle that has been going on for ages. The place seats 65,000 spectators and is built at the edge of town, in the middle of a single home residential neighborhood. Although some fans do use public transit, each time there is a game our narrow neighborhood streets are clogged with cars. Memorial Stadium also sits right on top of an earthquake fault.

The place is now up for a multimillion $$$ rehab & modernization job & will be fitted with night lights. The opposition, of course, thinks the University should just forget about the stadium altogether & build a new one elsewhere, closer to transit & the freeways.

Unfortunately, the University doesn't care about its enormous impacts on Berkeley & its citizens. Under their charter, they can do whatever they please. And they do!
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Huseby, hm, i've actually never head much about Huseby. Its far from downtown though. Its rather bad that they situate the embassy in the middel of a larger residential area, mostly with small familly houses., i really understand why they do not agree in the embassy planns. Huseby might be a good place to situate the embassy nan the less, but isn't there any other option?
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Ohh, that is sad to hear WH, that the UC of Berkeley is so powerfull that they so brutally can do what they want.

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Rebuilding Bislett Stadium in the middle of that residential neighborhood must raise a lot of controversy. I bet those people aren't happy at all with the massive invasion of cars and people each time there is an event there. Again, I can well understand their concerns.
That has not been the controversy. I doubt there are many that drives to the stadium, it is very difficult to find a parking place there on a normal day, it goes trams and buses right by, and it takes 10-15 minutes to walk from downtown. The controversy has been wheter to restore the old station, or to build a new. The old one had great architectoric value, and many have fond memories from there. So therefore the battle has been going on for years.

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Finally, the phenomenon of the increase in automobile traffic. Is this perhaps ascribable to an overall population growth? Or is it because people simply love their cars too much?
It could be alittle bit of both, I think. I think there are two trends. Those who have cars, drive more. But I've also read that young people in Oslo at an increasing rate do not take the drivers licence. Most of my firends comes from outside Oslo, so most of us have the licence, but only around 1 out of 5 have a car. I think it is disturbing though, that car traffic is increasing faster than public transport.

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Huseby, hm, i've actually never head much about Huseby. Its far from downtown though. Its rather bad that they situate the embassy in the middel of a larger residential area, mostly with small familly houses., i really understand why they do not agree in the embassy planns. Huseby might be a good place to situate the embassy nan the less, but isn't there any other option?
I don't think so, except out in the forest somewhere, wich is maybe not a good option eighter. They need a pretty large area for security. There are some houses around, but the population density around there are lower than any other alternative. It is also located by lightrail, and not so far from ringroad 3.
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Sadly, most of the projects in Oslo, and whereever else in Norway is projects with buildings under 12 floors, the buildings over 12 floors is usally quite secret, and there is impassible to find any information or images from them. I will try to post as many project as passible with buildings over 12 floors, but most larger interesting projects in Oslo contents buildings under 12 floors.
Cant beliver why?
I mean Oslo has the second highest skyscraper of all nordic countries?
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