BJØRVIKA CULTURAL DISTRICT

The re-localization of the Main Public Library and the merging of the Stenersen collection with the Munch Museum, together with the recently built Opera house in Bjørvika, opens for an exceptional opportunity to engineer a master plan where urban design, architecture and landscape can be integrated in a coherent proposal. The new neighborhood consists of a collection of 9 sites and a common, in order to generate new and more optimal conditions for Hav Eiendom properties and fully integrate the Main Public Library and the Opera House into the plan.

Status:

Invited competition 2008

Client:

HAV Eindom

Project group:

Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter

Location: 

Oslo, Norway

Plan/size:

72.000 m²

Consultants:

Arup Scotland, Noema Research

and Planning Ltd, Tone Hansen Curator

Typology:

Public space, Mixed-use

Illustrations: 

Ghilardi+Hellsten, Tegmark

 

The project establishes a variety of autonomous sites in order to expand possibilities for programmatic alterations, or swapping throughout the planning process; facilitating also the phasing strategy and reserving room for future programming. Main public programs are located as anchors and destinations to ensure activity on all streets and the public waterfront. All sites are linked to the Akerselva common which becomes the backbone of the development, no longer a limit, but a civic meeting point, connecting east and west. The project generates a cohesive identity for the Akerselva Common and a new cultural district in Oslo. Here, art production, exhibitions, performing arts, film, literature, leisure and public space are combined in a coherent design.

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E3
E3
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B4: 1
B4: 1
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B1
B1
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A10
A10
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A11
A11
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B4: 2
B4: 2
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Munch Stenersen

Museum Building

The project establishes a variety of autonomous sites in order to expand possibilities for programmatic alterations, or swapping throughout the planning process; facilitating also the phasing strategy and reserving room for future programming. Main public programs are located as anchors and destinations to ensure activity on all streets and the public waterfront. All sites are linked to the Akerselva common which becomes the backbone of the development, no longer a limit, but a civic meeting point, connecting east and west. The project generates a cohesive identity for the Akerselva Common and a new cultural district in Oslo. Here, art production, exhibitions, performing arts, film, literature, leisure and public space are combined in a coherent design.

Ground floor
Ground floor
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First floor
First floor
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