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Old April 27th, 2005, 08:38 PM   #141
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Nice pics. I didn`t know that Oslo has such dense and modern looking district. Because I hadn`t seen one before.
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Old April 28th, 2005, 06:33 AM   #142
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Is chevy a common car in Norway? American cars, are they popular?
Some people drive american cars. Some workers like carpenters and bricklayers use the pick-up ones. And ofcourse we have a few of the ghastly SUV's.
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Old April 28th, 2005, 09:07 AM   #143
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Thanks for your nice comments

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Nice pics. I didn`t know that Oslo has such dense and modern looking district. Because I hadn`t seen one before.
This is not the only district like that There are other places downtown, wich I haven't photographed. And outside downtown, there are several. I made a thread about Skøyen a long time ago. And I should make one of Nydalen too. Up there it's all fresh and new!
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Old April 28th, 2005, 11:58 AM   #144
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I don't post here nearly as often as I should (I frequently keep an eye on this thread, however). NorthStar and Christian - thanks! Keysersgate 13 is a great piece of architecture, everything from choice of facade materials to design shows that. Basically, it could be built next to some busy street in London and it wouldn't need to be ashamed.
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Old May 18th, 2005, 07:46 PM   #145
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Took some pictures of Sjølyststranda today to keep you updated. Christian wrote about it in post 13. Much of the 10 floor buildings are now getting topped out, as you can see.





And it seem like they have done some preparations for the tower, that was originally thought to be 25 floors, but was lowered to 12 after influencial NIMBY-activists.


I was going to take more photos from the ground, but it started hailing heavily when I got of the train at Skøyen. So all I got was these, from under roof at the elevated station. For the same reason I skipped taking some construction photos of the new opera, wich was topped out at 45 meters here the other day.
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Old May 19th, 2005, 01:14 AM   #146
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Nice pics.
Looking forward to the construction of the office building. At the projects homepages it was nothing about construction start though....

A few facts: The residential building will have up to 11 floors and gain a maximum height of 28.68 metres
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Old May 20th, 2005, 02:19 PM   #147
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Wants to preserve "half" the inner city

Today there are big rows for each new building that is beeing put up. Usually there are conflicts regarding heights, adjustment to local styles of each area, and preservation. The planning and building authorities now wants to get things sorted out once and for all, to minimize all the conflicts.

- We're hoping to find the right balance between preserving heritage and make room for new developements, says chief of city planning, Ellen de Vibe.

Not only areas with old buildings will be preserved, but also areas with newer buildings.

This shows what areas are to be preserved.
Dark blue = areas stricly regulated by own plans.
Light blue = areas where the existing street and building-structures is to be taken into consideration when building new.


My opinion is that this looks good. Oslo has so many different areas with their own distinct charm, and that must be preserved. This plan covers all the most important areas. But I would like to see Rodeløkka and parts of Kampen and Vålerenga marked with dark blue on that map. And I'm a bit uncertain why Ila-dalen is considered that important.

At the same time, it doesn't make the entire city into a museum. New development may be easier at those non-blue areas.

article in norwegian here: http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/ir...cle1041643.ece
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Old May 20th, 2005, 02:42 PM   #148
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I dream about similar plan for Riga. Now we have five monument protection areas and some 5 000 state protected monuments. But in reality there are much more than 5 areas which need some conservation. While in most other areas investors could build something new and beautiful. If city would make exact map - it would make the environment here more business-friendly with more clear rules of the game.
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Old May 20th, 2005, 07:21 PM   #149
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It is good to have a plan like this, although I don't agree 100% with the map. Tøyen, Kampen and Sinsen are not worth preserving at all. I wouldn't mind if they bulldozed it down to the ground. The only areas of Grünerløkka that should be preserved are those that are dark blue on the map. I also think that everything between Majorstuen and Frogner should be light blue.

This is what the map should look like:


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Old May 23rd, 2005, 10:19 AM   #150
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Tøyen, Kampen and Sinsen are not worth preserving at all. I wouldn't mind if they bulldozed it down to the ground. The only areas of Grünerløkka that should be preserved are those that are dark blue on the map.
I disagree vehemently on that! Have you ever been at Rodeløkka?? That must be the most unique wooden area in entire Oslo. It can compete with "Sørlandsbyene" at our southern coast even.

Or Kampen? Or the characteristical Torshov?? And what is so special about the entire Majorstua area that you want to add on the map? I know alot of ugly uninteresting buildings there too.

Bogstadveien/Hegdehaugsveien, that you want preserved:




Kampen, that you wants destroyed.(sorry for the bad photo-quality)




Rodeløkka


Torshov






May I ask if you are from western parts of Oslo? It is just so typical of people from western Oslo to think that everything east of Akerselva is ugly. Many of them have never even dared to visit inner Oslo east, because they think it's scary, lol.
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 03:04 PM   #151
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The wooden houses you are referring to at Kampen and Rodeløkka where considered slums when they were built, and I don't see why slums should be preserved (even if it is old). Do you think that South American countries will spend resources on preserving their slums when they get rich? Besides, I have kept Vålerenga and parts of Gamlebyen light blue so you have nothing to complain about.

I colored all of Majorstuen light blue because I think that new buildings should match the old ones in the area, but it does not mean that every single building is preserved. Some of the existing buildings there are quite ugly as well, but this does not change the overall impression of the area.
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 04:03 PM   #152
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So what if it were considered a slum 100 years ago? That makes it even more special. Other countries are also preserving parts of what have been slum before. You don't have to go to Latin America to see that, you only need to go to Vilnius for example. And what they are doing in Latin America has no relevance to what we choose to preserve here anyway.

I've lived right by Rodeløkka for 2 1/2 years. Going in there from Trondheimsveien is like stepping into another world, it's taking a break from the noisy big city. Anyone with their head on the right place that has actually been at Rodeløkka can't possibly mean that it should be bulldozed! I don't see what is so special with Majorstua. I'd rather have it bulldozed to the ground than to see a single house at Rodeløkka beeing destroyed. Infact, I think some residential skyscrapers would fit nice around Majorstu-krysset.

Torshov is also very special and unique area, atleast in Norway. Taking that away from the map, while adding all of Majorstua is absurd. Some pictures from Torshov, taken from finn.no.




















Your suggestion would never go through, wich I'm glad for.
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 05:05 PM   #153
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that's really something worth preserving... (:
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I totally agree with you NorthStar. Torshov, and expessially the quartes around Hegermanns plass is well worth preserving.
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Old May 25th, 2005, 10:12 PM   #155
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Reconstruction of a residential building in Nydalen
Gunnar Schjelderups vei - Nydalen

MAD architects is behind a proposed reconstruction of some 5 and 6 floor tall residential buildings in Nydalen.

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In the future:
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Old May 25th, 2005, 10:21 PM   #156
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Reconstruction of a office building in Frysja

Proposed reconstruction of a 8 floor tall office building from the 60s. MAD architects propose to reconstruct the building in to residential use, and with adding 4 floor on topp of the current 8 floors which make the building 12 story tall.

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Old May 25th, 2005, 10:26 PM   #157
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Stiftelsen Betanien Hovedkvarter

MAD architects with reconstruction and expansion of Stiftelsen Betanien Hovedkvarter. The project is supose to be under construction by now.





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Old May 26th, 2005, 04:25 PM   #158
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Some updated pictures of the Bislett stadion:





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Old May 26th, 2005, 06:14 PM   #159
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Utsiktstoppen
Hasleveien 26 - Grünerløkka

I was completly sure i've seen this project on ssc or in this thread before, but after a hour of searching i never found it here. So then i guess i gotta present it here.

Utsiktstoppen is a residential project in Grünerløkka. The building will be 12 floors tall, or 33m (emporis.com). The current status is either approved or under construction. The tower is expected to be completed in the spring 2006.





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Old May 26th, 2005, 09:12 PM   #160
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^ It sucks that the search function has been disabled

I knew that there was plans for a highrise there, and I believe it was supposed to be 16 floors originally, but I was certain it had been modified into either Startbo terrasser or Sukkertoppen, as described here.

But maybe this was the tower that was supposed to be 16 floors? I have never seen it before, thanks for bringing it up Christian. I can't say I like it though. It looks like a monster.

@ skog: thanks for the photos from Bislett
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