Mejlgade 51A, 3rd floor
8000 Aarhus C
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The development plan for the harbour area in Oslo and the adjacent seven urban spaces starts with the outdoor spaces. The development plan ties the city centre to the fjord, the outlet of Akerselva (river), the Central Station and the new Opera. Every space is given its own distinct identity while black basalt spreads through the entire area and creates unity. The simplicity of the design makes the spaces resilient to accommodate for future development.
Location Bispevika, Lohavn, Bjørvika and Oslo Harbour in Norway
Type 1. price in invited competition
Client Bjørvika Infrastructure
Design period 2004 - 2005
Area 18 hectare
Partners Gehl Architects
New urban areas are often created with buildings in mind and their urban spaces emerge as empty voids in between the buildings. In Bjørvika the planning happens the other way around.