When private cars gradually disappear from our city centers and new soft mobility forms take over, a new era begins for the design of urban spaces. As transport arteries designed for cars are repurposed and shopping happens more and more online, there is a need to redefine what cities are and should contain, which kind of experiences should they provide? Which kinds of activities can fit and take place in the city? The spatial capital being released (driving lanes, parking lanes, parking basements, etc) will have a massive effect on our cities and challenge us to reconsider real opportunities for development.




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Project group:

Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter


Oslo, Norway


Public space


Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter

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In addition, there are other ongoing changes that are transforming the urban environment and the way we use the city. Increasing population, online shopping, growing environmental commitment, healthier population, technological development (ICT) etc. are examples of processes which accelerates change. People identifying with their cities, engaging in their shaping, could open for other activities such as production and research, as meaningful cultural forms that bring people together and give the city substance. City centers will find its relevance in that they can offer spatial structures that support alternative forms of social grouping at the intersection of previously predefined forms.

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This project studies spatial and programmatic effects in and around Møllergata in Oslo through a visual narrative.  It aims at describing a new type of urban space in the form of a mobility structure that binds parts of the city together, both through the opening of new routes and the development of a multi-programmed arena: the mobility reactor.

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