Big win for the blueprint of future airports

Building Awards 2017

We are delighted that the expansion to Oslo Airport has won International Project of the Year at the Building Awards!

With the addition of a new terminal building and 500 m-long pier, Oslo’s largest airport has been expanded to increase its capacity to accommodate 35 million passengers per year.

The new terminal is an example of Scandinavian design at its best, and proves the success an international, interdisciplinary design team can achieve. It has been hailed by the media as the blueprint for future airports and the greenest airport in the world; it is the first airport to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Sustainability was key to the design brief, so the use of environmentally responsible materials to produce a modern design was implemented via timber diagrid roofs at both the point of connection with the railway station, and along the length of the pier. The building optimises energy consumption by incorporating low-carbon technologies and utilising passive solar energy and sunlight.

Architect Nordic – Office of Architecture led the joint venture team, Team T, which included COWI, Norconsult, Aas-Jakobsen and IPRAS, with UK-based AKT II, Speirs + Majors and BuroHappold brought in as consultants, along with Norwegian firms NSW AS, Hjellnes Consult, and Bjørbekk & Lindheim Landskapsarkitekter. Congratulations to all the team!

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