The proposal breaks dramatically away from the standard “closed box” shopping center formula to provide a real destination with positive, active experiences cantered around a dynamic meeting place.
The proposal is situated in the middle of the spectacular natural scenery of northern Norway. We have been inspired by this location and have brought elements of the landscape into the new building, the green roofs are a continuation of the surrounding hillsides, the white concrete reflects the coral sand from the nearby beach and the new lakes bring the essence of this location, the fjord, directly into the center.
We have established a sun-deck on the sloping roof, angled precisely to utilize the warmth of the evening sun and make the square a pleasant spot to spend the evening. This sloping roof can be used as an amphitheater for concerts and as an outdoor cinema in connection to the cinema within the center. The project is situated in Tromsø, within the arctic circle, where for two months in the winter there is no daylight. In our proposal, the outdoor areas are illuminated during winter with LED lights in full-spectrum, sun-equivalent colors important for well-being during these dark months. Importantly, during summer, the embracing form of the building creates a sheltered area to maximize the warmth of the northern sun.
Vegetation is used to attenuate the northerly wind and the new waterfall will screen the outdoor seating area from traffic noise.
NIELSTORP+ is proud to reveal our entry for the new national government buildings in Oslo. The top prize eluded us this time around, so we will take great experiences and knowledge with us and look forward to the next big competition here in Norway and abroad!
It started out with 19 architects who all wanted to join in the prestigious competition to design the new national government quarter in central Oslo. Now in the final round, it is seven groups remain. The groups, made up by several architects and engineers due to the scope and complexity of the development, have all previously designed buildings that have received significant attention. Today Statsbygg has picked out those who go further in the competition, and we are proud to be one of them. Our team consists of: Niels Torp+ Architects, HRTB Architects, Code architecture, Grindaker landscape architects, bar bakke landscape architects, WSP Norway, Høyer Finseth, Unionconsult, AJL, Deltatek og ECT.
Read the whole article from NRK, here.
NT gets a new contract for the China Eastern Airlines Headquarters to design roof & terraces landscape.
The concept is to design gardens and landscapes from around the world as destinations of China Eastern Airlines, and Chinese gardens in the Atrium as the center of the world.