About time to get this thread up and running. As the authorities are rather strict when it comes to tall buildings at the moment,
this thread will be devoted to urban developements, of any kind. New buildings, transportation projects etc. I don't have
the complete overview of what is happening is this city, so any contributions will be highly apretiated (hint, hint Christian ).
I think developements in Fjordcity will remain in its separate thread for now. Maybe I'll merge them one day I am extremely bored.
First out is Waldemars Hage.
Waldemars hage, between Alexander Kiellands square and Grünerløkka, will consist of 500 apartments. The buildings
will be on 6-8 floors, with 12 towers with additional 4-5 floors. That means there will be 12 towers with 12 floors.
The two first towers has been erected already, finished last week (planning to walk by there to take some pictures soon).
The first people will move in there in january next year. Architects are Dark Arkitekter A/S, and total estimated costs
is 750 million NOK (~90 million EUR).
Aftenposten took this image today of the developement, in an article where the city conservationist calls it "Waldemar's horror", as expected :lol:
The entire project will be very hightech with "smarthouses", and there will be made gardens on the roofs.
Okay, while I am at it, let me continue on a project that is also mentioned in the article in Aftenposten. Critisized by
the cityconservationist of beeing "neo-brutalism"(Just like sOme of us like it ).
Another apartment-project, involving the entire quartal. A total of 205 apartments is beeing built here,
between Grünerløkka and city centre. Construction started this winter, and first parts of the quartal should be
finished by now. The entire project will be finished next summer. I showed you some early photos of it this spring,
as some may remember. The tallest building will be 11 floors.
This is how it looks now, as Aftenposten photograped it
AS Sporveisbussene, the city-bus company, are starting to try out busses that run on comprimated natural gas(CNG) these days. The probation-period will last for 2 months. They want to replace 300 of their diesel-run busses. A CNG bus emmits only 20% NOx of a diesel-bus, and the noise-level, both external and internal will be considerably reduced. 38 of these buses are already operating with success in Bergen, and they are in use in both Gothenburg and Malmø aswell. Stockholm have also started a test-project.
For the time beeing, these buses are not economically viable and needs some some govermental support, but hope is that more research will make it cheaper.
*I have plans to inform you of several more apartment- and transportation projects, but for the time beeing, my time is limited*
Hehe, okey i will contribute with some information right now...:
Keysers gate 13/Borgarting lagmannsrett Keysers gate 13 - Oslo
Construction Start: 2003
Construction Finnish: 1 april 2005
Area: 7 800sqm
Architect: Solheim & Jacobsen Dark Arkitekter
Contractor: NCC Construction AS
Developer: Entra Eiendom
Cost: 123 000 000 NOK
As far as i know this building is to be under construction, but i've not seen only one construction pics yeat...(hint, hint Northstar)
Construction Start: -
Construction Finnish: spring 2005
Architect: Arch Uno AS
Contractor: Bundebygg AS
Developer: Munstad Eiendom AS
Ringnes Park Thorvald Meyers gate / Biermanns gate - Grünerløkka - Oslo
This is a larger project site which is being developed at this moment. The complex contents mostly apartments in buildings mostly 6, 8, 10 and 11 floors. The complex will also content retail area, with a cinema with 6 halls and other retail and cultural attractions. The project has been approved and a office buildings and a couple of residential buildings has started construction. The first apartments will be completed 2005/2006, but the office building is expected to be completed 1 february 2005. When the whole complex is completed it will content around 770 apartments.
I hope i don't post anything you was supose to post Northstar?
the smarthouses seems cool, i like that some of the plans will be like traditional housing whne the houses goes all the way around the block or alteast to the bigest part of it, i don't like houses standing one by one in a row i like when they gio around a block more,
Sjølyststranda project is a larger residential, retail and office area under development. The project contents 6 residential towers counting 7 - 10 floors and 3 large retail and office buildings counting 7 - 12 floors. At this hour three of the residential buildings is under construction, two is to be completed in december this year. The construction of the last 3 residential buildings will start next year. The construction of the retail and office buildings is not decidet yeat, and includes a 12 storey office building and a large retail building. When the project is completed it will content 470 apartments.
This images includes the old proposed 20 floor tall office building which was rejected by the city concil. The tower is today proposed with 12 floors.
Few images so far, most image from this project is really smal or bad.
85 000sqm with 900 apartments and some office is about to start construction. Grefsen Stasjonsby was first approved in 2001, and construction start is expected to take place in the first months of 2006. The first apartments will be out for salesment in january 2006.
The project, one of Oslo's largest nowdays contains three 12 story high-rise buildings pluss a unknown number of lower buildings below 10 floors.
168 000 sqm residential, office and retail area development area in Oslo. This project is under development and is still a proposal. More i don't know concerning this project, but perhaps you do Northstar?
Wow, Christian nice work!! You bring up many interesting projects kay: I have not seen the plans for Alna before, but that area certainly need some brushing up. Alna is a car based area, with lots of large shoppingcentres, IKEA etc, and is becoming a more and more important area, but it looks rather sad. The Alna river (probably the one seen in the renderings) is planned to become nice park.
Just a minor correction; it's Bøler senter, not Bølern My mothers uncle and aunt will move in there, hehe.
Additional info: Ringes Park is located just a few hundred meters from Waldemars Hage, on the other side of Akers river.
Solsiden residential complex exist of 7 buildings with 440 apartments. This buildings counts 8 - 9 floors. The first apartments in this project is to start construction in february 2005. This first buildings will be competed early 2006.
Videos: http://www.avantor.no/index.php?id=160 (a 19MB video of the whole Nydalen project area, nothing concerning Solsiden, but the areas around. Video last for about 6 and a half min.)
Wow!!!! Just noticed this thread!!! (I think that our forum with these threads will make competition to some immobilities information companies
Besides regret for lack of highrises (but you, guys, may be expected this and are ready to hit anyone repeating this)... I like this architecture. It is minimalistic, asketic and tasty. My favourite:
Regarding the gas - gas-run cars and buses were popular here in 1990ies. I knew some people who had their cars on gas. Have been driving one Honda Accord (made in 1980ies), running on gas. All the time there was a little smell in the car, which warned me - better do not light a match near this car... although no accidents with fire have been reported. Today it is not popular anymore here, I do not know why. Biofuel - that's the new trend here!
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