Ulven is a large mixed use masterplan development intended to transform a former industrial site into a new urban district. The development will house will about 10.000 work places and 1000-1700 inhabitants. The highest buildings will be 11 floors.
Lund Hagem Arkitekter and Atelier Oslo won the architectural competition for the new Deichman Library with their proposal, "Diagonale".
The Diagonale solution proposes: To divide the site into three buildings. By doing this, we give each building a human scale and integrate the
project into the city.
To place the Library on the site towards Operaallmenningen. Library visitors are offered the best views towards the city, the fjord and the
surrounding green hills of Oslo; and the shortest connection to public transport.
To make the Library visible to the public. The top of the library cantilevers out to announce its presence to the visitors arriving from down town
Oslo and the Central Station. At the same time the view to the opera is secured by a large cut in the volume.
To create entrances to the east, west, and south. Big cuts in the facade mark the entrances on three sides of the building, inviting the public
coming from all parts of the city. The same cuts give views into the different environments of the library.
To create a spectacular interior. The core of the new Deichman library is based on light and space and continuous diagonal views established
between the library interior and the surrounding streets/square. Through atriums and openings in the different floors the library is united with the
To communicate with the city. The façade diffuses the sunlight, giving a calm feeling to the interior. At night, the building will glow and change
appearance as a reflection of all the different activities and events inside the library.
It will be built between the opera and the highrise row to the left of it:
Sørenga is an old harbor pier stretching out in the fjord in Bjørvika. Its a major residential and mixed use projects in Bjørvika, a part of the Fjordcity
project. Between 2009 and 2016 approximately 800 dwellings will be built here offering a fantastic location right on the waterfront. The area is
unique in that it is surrounded by the fjord on three sides. Among the facilities planned are a park and bathing complex, a long harbour
promenade with shops, cafés and restaurants and a marina. As well as underground parking facilities, there will also be storage units where
residents can stow their kayaks.
A total of eight building phases are planned for completion by 2016. The first building phase consists of three separate buildings of between five
and seven floors. Building Phase 1 will be ready for occupancy in the autumn of 2011. The second building phase, where most of the top-floor
apartments have private terraces, consists of four buildings with 93 apartments and a secluded courtyard above the harbour promenade. The
third building phase is designed around an atrium. This contains 127 apartments, 19 of which are so-called rooftop apartments with terraces
measuring up to 150 sq m. The façade evokes associations with a ship’s hull, and the sea-facing balconies protrude like the bridge of a ship
above the harbour promenade and the marina. Next building phase, phase 4, will be put on the market in the autumn of 2011.
The individual designs of each building:
Real life picture of the first building step which shows the colors of the bricks they brag so much about: Sørenga 2012 by Andreasfe, on Flickr
As part of the Fjordcity plans, Filipstad will be (partly) transformed into an extension of the inner city. It will still be the hub for the Germany ferries, though, and most likely also some other cruise traffic. Eitherway, it is decided that Filipstad will include:
•between 2 250 - 3 000 appartments
•about 9 000 workplaces
•totaly 100 ha public space, of which a central park on 50 ha and a harbour promenade along the shoreline
•max volume 450 000 sqm new constructions (exploitation ~140%).
Proposal made by CIVITAS, LPO and Spacegroup for Oslo Havn, HAV eiendom and ROM eiendom, for a general masterplan. No final designs of the buildings have been presented yet.
A project masterminded by one of Norway's most respected architects, Niels Torp.
In 2002 he conceived of this plan to turn an old industrial pier, adjacent to Aker Brygge, into a landscape of islands, canals and the latest in Norwegian modern architecture, housing top-end apartments, top-end boutiques, top-end office space and also a museum and a hotel, both top-end of course. The project also piqued the interest of starchitect Renzo Piano, who leaped at the opportunity to design the museum. Selvaag Gruppen and Aspelin-Ramm gruppen are the joint construction firms behind the project, which was originally named 'Utsyn'.
Tjuvholmen is only the first part in a wider vision known as 'Fjordbyen' or the Fjordcity. The plan is to turn all the old industrial harbour areas in the inner city into new centres for commerce and recreation, as well as housing in general. The project is entirely pedestrian.
There is some uncertainty concerning this project. It was originally approved a few years back and was intended to be completed around these times. However the developers said they thought it would be hard to built it with profit so they were looking into other solutions for the property. The architects have recently updated their page about it and removed the completition date and put the status as "design development". It's not officially canceled yet, so we don't really know what will happen with it.
Logo Tower is a 3 900m2 large, 76m tall residential and commercial building at Gullhaug Torg, Nydalen. The tower is designed
as a slick and "monolithic" precise column, rising from a low pavilion and is conceived entirely in glass. Moveable panels and
coloured lighting are to give variation in the tower's appearance in the townscape and help establish it as a symbol of a new,
dynamic part of Oslo. Kristian Jarmund Architects is the architect of the project which is planned to start construction in
late 2011 with completion in early 2013.
We are currently planning a 19km long tunnel southwards from Oslo and the question about what to use all the stones that are going to be digged out from tunnel have arisen. One idea have been to build a artificial island in Oslofjord.
Originally it was envisioned to built upon a skerry inside Nesodden municipality, however it was voted down by the local politicians of Nesodden. The architects have said that there is possible to use other locations in Oslo municipality and I believe that they are currently looking into the feasibility doing that.
Beneath is one of three proposals on how this island can be developed. I think it is the most interesting of the lot and I believe it is most realistic one too as it is the only one that includes a large built environment, which naturally means bigger potential for money to the developers.
This is pretty much have far out as you get in your region while still being in a Oslo suburb and there is pretty much nothing there today (check the location link). I'm therefore quite surprised over how pedestrian friendly the development appears to be.
This is a plan for a proposed new town center, situated in Asker Municipality outside Oslo. The settlement is sparsely populated today, and the plan will allow for new commercial areas as well as housing. Heggedal is already established as a community centre, traditionally based upon an industry which does no longer exist, today it is mainly a commuter settlement. The new town center will be situated between the existing church, school, factory and railway station. There has been an emphasis upon three dimensional physical planning, considerations about scale and assembly of public outdoor areas have been important in the process.
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