Filipstad, Oslo, Norway
This proposal’s point of departure is Oslo’s character and scale: from the new Filipstad district older adjacent districts stretch out to the fjord with their identities and provide a “water neighbourhood” with a “water space” as the central spatial entity. The area’s six main divisions (each of about 80,000 – 90,000 m²) feature individual characteristics and represent development stages. The structure of the original landscape follows the main strike of the geologic layers in the fjord basin. From the water neighbourhood the landscape returns to the natural slope of the city behind it.
1) Business park. These “Headquarters” tie in with the Storebrand area and function as a solitary development in a park, with a monumental garden running down to a generous stretch of water.
2) “The Island Community” is on a flat dock and connects with the Tjuvholmen development.
3) “The brick town” stretches out towards the fjord between Hansteensgate and Parkveien.
4) The structure of “The Harbour Town” follows up the Framnæs/Hjortnæs district’s urban residences in a green context.
5) “The Terminal Area” and ferry docks with a maritime industrial atmosphere enhances the water neighbourhood with hotels, an aquatic amusement park, shops and offices.
6) “The Island Community 2″ is an island rich in greenery rising from the fjord basin, with artificial hills, large dock installations, water installations, artificial islets and an exceptional scaled-down building development following the edge of the quay and opening to a generously proportioned beach area on the southwest.