NEW | Kvartal 42, Kristiansand
A mixed use project with commercials, some office, 60-80 apartments, cultural centre and a conference hall with up to 2000 seats. It will be built
in one of the quarters on the eastern side of Kristiansand's historical city centre. The project will be one large building mass, 5-6 floor tall facing
the street, with a 12 floor tall tower on the south-east corner. There will also be a roof park for the residents of the building. Project is designed by Kristin Jarmund Architects.
Helen & Hard together with London based office DRMM is behind this project with Kruse Smith as the developer. The entire project consist of 122
apartments, where the first 33 apartments in Bygg A was put out on sale in May 2010. Bygg A is 11 floors tall and will be the first to be built. Bygg
B with 15 floors and Bygg C is not scheduled to start anytime before 2011/2012.
Due to the small site, different density options were studied. A series of workshops and a study trip to the Netherlands (where we analysed
residential tower typologies) were carried out. Inspired by Norwegian timber, the 'tree houses' are organised around a structural trunk with
projecting apartments lifted up from the ground to allow optimal views.
The main challenge for the design team was to orientate the apartments in the tower to relate to the genus loci, and to satisfy the stringent space
standards and the desire for precious sunlight. All apartments in the towers are designed with winter gardens - the rhythm for the facade. Only
south and southwest aspects for living spaces are permissable while sleeping zones form the north and north east of the building.
The free zone between the raised tower apartments offers fjord views through the development and gives space for a connecting green route
between the woods to the north and the existing buildings to the south of the site. The project includes a mix of uses, unit types and community
facilities with an agenda for social and energy sustainability.
Hardanger Bridge is bridge under construction which will cross the Hardangerfjord in southwestern Norway. It will replace today's ferry connection.
The bridge will be about 1380 metres long, with a main span of 1310 meters. It will be a suspension bridge, one of the longest spans in the world.
The small difference between length and span is because the fjord quickly becomes very deep, so the towers is been built on land. close to the
fjord. Each tower will be 186m tall, been built on land they will reach 200m above the sea level. There will be 2 lanes for traffic and one lane for
bicycles and pedestrians. The sailing height under the bridge will be 55 m.
Due to very steep mountains on each side of the fjord the road have to run into a tunnel immediately after the bridge. There will be a 2.4km long
tunnel on the southern side, and a 800m long tunnel connecting to an existing 7.5km long tunnel on the northern side of the fjord. Construction
of these tunnels started in February 2009. The construction of the bridge itself will start in 2010 when the tunnels are completed. They hope to
have the bridge opened in the end of 2013.
Oslo Airport Gardermoen is the principal airport serving the Norwegian capital city of Oslo. It was completed in 1998 and have a capacity of 17
million passangers a year. 2008 statistics shows that 19.4 million passangers went through the airport so there has been a urgent need of
The new terminal will increase the airports capacity from 17 million to 35 million passengers a year. Its expected that the airport will grow larger
than Copenhagen Airport and become the largest airport in Scandinavia in term of passenger count. Final details about construction and design will
be announced in 2010.
A planned zero-emission hotel just north of Oslo. It will be located on top of a almost 700m tall hill and provide excellent views of Nordmarka, the forested areas just north of Oslo. The
building will be 38m tall with 12 floors.
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