Competition proposals revealed for Fornebu Centre Station, Oslo
28th November 2018
Results have now been published in the recent design competition for six metro stations on the Fornebubanen Line - one of Oslo’s largest subway developments in recent times extending 8.2 km.
One Works were delighted to work alongside a strong team including Collective Works and Planke, with Pir2 and ÅF Lighting as subcontractors, for the design of one of the largest stations, Fornebu Centre.
Whilst we would of course have loved a first place, we are incredibly proud of being second place to our friends at Zaha Hadid Architects and A-lab.
The proposed design creates a striking new point of arrival into the heart of the emerging mixed-use community South-West of central Oslo.
Visual Connectivity with Public Spaces
Together with the wider design team, we sought to increase light and views down to the platforms of the underground station, improving orientation and visual connectivity with the public space above.
This connectivity was afforded by a simplification of the proposed over-station masterplan, eliminating the need for complex and costly station overbuild.
The resulting station design and masterplan both offer a high degree of urban legibility and flexibility, simplifying the coordination needed between Oslo Metro and future developers of the site.
More information about the competition and the latest results can be found here: aftenposten.no
“This was an extremely exciting opportunity for us and it was great to have the opportunity to work with some emerging practices against some world-class names such as Grimshaw, Zaha, Gotlieb Paludan and Nordic. We’re pleased our proposed design was reflective of Norway’s approach and philosophy – a key step towards achieving Oslo’s vision of sustainable integrated development”